Carol Trevathan Turner holds a B.M.Ed in Instrumental/Vocal Music from Harding University and an M.M.Ed in Music Education from the University of North Texas. She has been a band director for 37 years, 30 of those in Krum. A native Kentuckian, she has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Carol is an active member of Women Band Directors International (Texas Chapter President 2016-2018) and has frequently presented for WBDI, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Educators Association annual conferences. She and her husband, Russ, make their home in Krum, TX and have one son, Jackson, a Music Engineer from the Frost School of Music.
In the Fall of 1991, she started a band program for Krum ISD, with Dr. Roger Warner and the University of North Texas School of Music. The Krum HS Wind Ensemble was a TMEA Honor Band Finalist in 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012, (4-time Runner-up), an ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series State Finalist in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014 . The KMS Band was selected as the Class C TMEA Honor Band in and the KHS Wind Ensemble was selected as the National Wind Band Honors Runner-up in 2007 and 2011 and National Winner in 2008 and 2009. In 2014 the KHS Band performed in the National Youth Concert in Carnegie Hall. In 2015 she was nominated for a Music Educator’s Grammy Award. She recently received a grant from the Krum Education Foundation to supply the Krum ISD elementary schools with free after-school piano instruction. She currently serves as Fine Arts Consultant for Krum ISD, assisting and mentoring with the K-12 music programs and as the instructor for the 75 students in the Krum "Cool Cats" Piano Club.