Kari Steinert began her music career studying violin at the Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts where she was coached by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and had the privilege of being conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This experience led her to the Eastman School of Music where she earned her bachelor’s degree.
After 20 years as senior writer/creative director at Big Foote Music + Sound in NYC, Kari is now a freelance composer, writing, arranging and producing music for advertising, television, movie trailers, independent films and multi-media. She has scored hundreds of commercials for many notable ad campaigns including Visa, Nike, Charles Schwab, AT&T, Coke and Mercedes-Benz. Her music can be heard on several TV networks such as National Geographic, The History Channel, CBS, Lifetime, WB, Bloomberg and Nick Jr.
In recent years, Kari has been participating in panel discussions and speaking in schools to young people, hoping to inspire and encourage budding musicians and producers to pursue their dream of a career in music.
Kari currently lives in beautiful Bucks County, PA with her wife and two young boys.