Musician 1st Class Karna Millen, trombone, joined the Coast Guard Band in 2009. Originally from Edina, Minnesota, her early trombone training came from her father, also a professional trombonist. Currently the second trombonist of the Albany Symphony, she is an active orchestral, chamber, and freelance musician throughout New England. In Boston, she has played with the Symphony, Pops, Esplanade, Ballet, and Opera Orchestras, and was a two-time Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. MU1 Millen is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, and her principal teachers include Norman Bolter, Douglas Wright, and Ron Barron.