Dr. Kimberly Wester is a clarinet and piano instructor, and chamber ensemble coach. Previously she has served as an Adjunct Clarinet Instructor at Montana State University; Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Washington; Music Education Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Idaho, which included a year as the Graduate Assistant Concert Band Director; and is a former public school band, choir and junior high general music. Her past and present clarinet students have earned top positions in public school and college ensembles, and have been selected to perform with the Montana High School Association All-State Band.
Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Music Education, K-12 Broadfield Instrumental from Montana State University; Master of Music, Clarinet and a Master of Arts, Music Education from the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music; and a Doctor of Musical Arts, Clarinet from the University of Washington School of Music. She has performed in the Bozeman Symphony, Butte Symphony including a year as Assistant Principal, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders in Seattle, Montana State University Faculty Chamber Players, Intermountain Opera/Montana Shakespeare in the Parks musical orchestra, and community musicals in Montana and Idaho.
Kimberly teaches beginning through advanced clarinet lessons, and beginning through advanced-intermediate piano lessons. She also offers clarinet master classes, coaches chamber ensembles, prepares students for music festivals, and is a tutor for MSU Music Fundamentals and Keyboard Skills.