Communications and Operations Coordinator
B.M. - Berklee College of Music
Office: 76 Gallagher Bluedorn
Performing Arts Center
Phone: (319) 273-2028
Caroline Boehmer joined the UNI School of Music staff in 2007. Born in Nevada and raised in Iowa , Caroline has been a lifelong musician with a career in arts administration.
Caroline earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where she studied vocal technique, improvisation and songwriting with Anne Peckham, Maggie Scott and Joanne Whitaker. A Music Business/Management major, Caroline acted as Director of Berklee's record label Heavy Rotation Records (2001-2003), serving as executive producer on two nationally released records and forming partnership agreements for the label with Apple Computers, Clear Channel Entertainment, Planetary Group and assisting in the negotiation of a distribution deal with Sony Records.
In 2000, Caroline founded the non-profit organization Memory Music which assists young musicians in developing professional skills, creating press kits and offering performance opportunities that benefit national and international charities. Proceeds from Memory Music performances have been contributed to AmFAR, RAINN, Save the Music, Make-A-Wish Foundation and more.
Caroline began her arts administration career at the Waterloo Center for the Arts where she served as administrative assistant to the staff of the center from 1998-1999. She joined the staff of Berklee's admissions office in 2002, overseeing recruitment, campus tours and summer programs. Her work with the Berklee in LA summer program led her to California where she lived and acted as independent concert promoter, helping to create and manage the Celebrate Women's Herstory Month! concerts and the San Diego Indie Music Festival.
As an artist, Caroline has performed at music festivals and performance halls throughout the United States, including the San Francisco Pride Festival, Boston's Club Passim and The Matrix and San Diego's esteemed folk venue Twiggs. She has shared the stage with Elvin Jones, Kenwood Dennard, Lauren Passarelli, Al Kooper and others. In 2001 she was awarded the Northern California Songwriter's Association Song of the Year award for a duet co-written with Champ Records recording artist Alicia Champion. Caroline has released two independent albums and has placed her original music in over a dozen films/television programs.
Caroline enjoys playing the piano and songwriting in her free time and occasionally performs locally.