Kristin Knittel, who taught music at Seton Hall University and the University of Texas at Austin, died suddenly Aug. 6, 2012. She was 46.

Knittel began playing the violin at 10, and became concertmaster of her high school orchestra, performing the same task for the Oregon All-State Orchestra. In 1987, she received a bachelor’s degree in music from Carleton College. From Princeton, she earned an M.F.A. in 1989 and in 1992 a Ph.D., both in music.

She spent her professional career teaching   music theory and doing academic research at Seton Hall and the University of Texas.

Knittel is survived by her husband, Joshua R. Klein *94; her parents; and two sisters.

Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.

Graduate Class of 1992