Rena Kraut is an adjunct professor of clarinet at both Augsburg College and St. Cloud State University. She holds positions with the Duluth-Superior Orchestra, and the Sarasota Opera. She has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Kraut holds degrees from Northwestern University and Rice University, and recently received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota.
She has appeared as a guest artist at the University of Central Florida and Emporia State University, and was selected to perform at the 2004 Southern Chapter Conference of the College Music Society. A busy teacher and clinician in the Twin Cities, she also works with Southwest and Edina High Schools and is on the faculty of the MacPhail Center for Music..