Ms. Nataša Kaurin-Karača is a Lecturer at Oklahoma State University. She teaches Aural Skills, Class Piano, and Music Appreciation. In addition to her teaching, Nataša also leads "Frontiers" - an ensemble for contemporary music. Her musical background is firmly anchored in the Yugoslav choral and solfeggio traditions and her education began with early training in Kodály and Elly Bašić aural skills methods. Her research interests encompass different approaches in aural skills acquisition and pedagogy.
Nataša's teaching experiences include leading choral programs at the elementary, high school, and college levels in Bosnia and the United States. Prior to coming to Oklahoma State University, she worked as an Artist in Residence for the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Columbus, Ohio and sang with the National Theater Opera Chorus in her native Sarajevo, Bosnia. She is currently the music director of Stillwater Chamber Singers, an auditioned group of highly devoted singers from Oklahoma.
Nataša received her Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Education from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and her Master of Music from The Ohio State University under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. In order to complement her studies, she participated in master classes and took individual studies with renowned artists such as Simon Carrington, Charles Bruffy, Dale Warland, Robert Sund, Marguerite L. Brooks, and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.
She has been teaching at Oklahoma State University since 2006.