Karen Mary Lippert has served as the principal conductor of MMCCB since 2003. She is a member of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. Karen is also an honored recipient of the 2016 Civic Music Association of Milwaukee Music Educator Award. In June of 2008 she was inducted into the American School Band Directors' Association. She is founder and band director celebrating more than 35 years at St. John's Lutheran School in Lannon. She is also serves as the Bell choir director at Faith Lutheran Church in Sussex.
Karen holds a Masters degree in Education and Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She and her husband Dan, the band's president and a percussionist, met at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee while members of the Symphonic Band and the Milwaukee Knights Band.