Dr. Karen Munnelly is the Director of Professional Programs for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her appointment at UT Austin, Dr. Munnelly served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky. Before going into higher education, she enjoyed a successful career in arts administration, serving as Director of Operations for the Aspen Music Festival & School, Artistic & Operations Director for the National Repertory Orchestra, and Artistic Assistant for the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dr. Munnelly is extremely passionate about the education and training of future arts administrators. At both the Aspen Music Festival & School and the National Repertory Orchestra, she was responsible for supervising a number of seasonal staff and interns who were studying arts administration. Many now hold positions with orchestras and arts organizations around the country. Dr. Munnelly received a Ph.D. in Arts Administration, Education & Policy from The Ohio State University, a master of arts in Arts Administration from Florida State University and a bachelor of music in Flute Performance from the University of South Florida.