Karl Hartman graduated from East Noble High School in Kendallville, IN, in 1993. From 1993-2000, he attended the Indiana University School of Music, earning the degrees of Bachelor’s of Music in Saxophone Performance in 1997, and Master’s of Music in Saxophone Performance in 2000, while studying with world renowned and distinguished professor Eugene Rousseau. During his Master’s Degree, Karl served as an Assistant Instructor of undergraduate saxophone students. While at IU, he also studied conducting with Robert Porco, Stephen Pratt, and Ray Cramer.
Karl began teaching private saxophone lessons at Avon during the fall of 2001, teaching lessons for grades 6-12. Since that time, Karl has developed the saxophone studio (usually between 50-60 students annually) into one of the largest instrumental lesson studios in the corporation. He also teaches the saxophone ensemble class at Avon High School. Each year, during the chamber music season (Mid-November through early May), he organizes and coaches several saxophone quartets. Karl is also proud to serve as a saxophone tech for the nine-time State Champion and three-time National Champion Avon Marching Black and Gold.
Karl performs locally with the Indianapolis Saxophone Quartet, and is a Hal Leonard Recording Artist. Annually, he has served as an adjudicator for the Indiana State School Music Association District Solo and Ensemble contest since 2005 and for the State level Solo and Ensemble Contest since 2008. He also is a consultant for the ISSMA Group 1 Required list for Saxophone Music. He is a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and the National Association for Music Education.
Karl lives in Brownsburg, IN with his wonderful wife Jamie.