Phone: 770-382-3666


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Education from KSU Certified P-12 Music

Mrs. Erin Karstensen, Choral Director

Mrs. Karstensen has been teaching Chorus here at CMS since the 2014-2015 school year and absolutely loves watching her students grow in music and singing, as well as the many life and social skills that singing together can help them to learn. She is a Cobb County native and 1995 graduate of Sprayberry High School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Kennesaw State University. Go Owls - Class of 2002. She is an active member of the GA Music Educators' Association. 

Outside of school, Mrs. Karstensen is very involved in the Musical Theatre world as well. She loves to direct and choreograph wherever the shows take her. She has been the director of the Grand Theatre's Senior High Summer Music Theatre Camp show for 22 years now. She has a daughter, Jillian, who is in the 9th grade at CHS and they live in Cartersville with her husband, Gavin, and two cats, Luna Lovegood and Lexa. She is a fan of all things Harry Potter, musical theatre, too many TV shows to list, UGA, KSU, NASCAR and the Braves.

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