Kristen Boulet is a professional clarinetist and woodwind specialist in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She maintains a large clarinet studio in the Southlake, Northwest, and Lewisville ISD’s. She is a freelance artist across the metroplex on multiple woodwind instruments and has performed in various ensembles. She is an original member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra celebrating their 10th season. She also performed with the Texas Wind Symphony for 14 seasons. Being a member of these organizations, Kristen has performed in various states across the nation and overseas in Switzerland. She is a graduate from Texas Tech University, 1990. Kristen received her BME in music education. Over the years she has studied clarinet with Jesse Youngblood, Forest Aten, Keith McCarty, Robert Wazel, Greg Raden, and Andy Crisanti. Mrs. Boulet began her career as a band director working with middle and high school students in Burleson and Lewisville ISD where her program grew to over 400 students at Huffines Middle School. Kristen is also the founder of the North Texas Clarinet Academy where she facilitates mini camps for beginners, directors and clinics for all state preparation. Within this organization she helps provide scholarships for lessons and equipment for those in need. She is also a flute and sax player which has allowed her the ability to perform in over 45 musicals in her career. Kristen has had many students make the all-state organization, go on to be performing clarinetists and music educators across the state. She is a member of TBS, MPE, ICA, and TMEA.
Mrs. Boulet’s clinics focus on developing the total clarinetist by emphasizing the importance of a beautiful tone, solid fundamentals, musicality, and the intricate nuances of the instrument itself. She also works with many directors in developing the best clarinet sections. She does this through proper equipment choices and correct clarinet pedagogy from the beginning.