Kari Kraakevik is a versatile composer, performer and teacher. Holding undergraduate degrees in performance, theory and composition, Miss Kraakevik is constantly searching for ways to combine her loves of performing, teaching and composition. Consequently, while pursuing her Master's degree at CU, she focused primarily on large-scale productions that were exclusively interdisciplinary. Working with dance, video, visual art, theater, and even children’s choir, Miss Kraakevik found that her niche in the composition world was not to have a "niche," but to never limit herself. All of her large-scale (some over 60 performers) were completely funded with grants, donations and commissions. One, Light: A Musical Journey, spawned the creation of Little Lights Children’s Choir, founded by Miss Kraakevik, which is now in the process of becoming a non-profit organization. Miss Kraakevik has taught at two youth orchestras, four theaters, and three universities, most currently joining the affiliate faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver.