Karen has always loved music. She began piano lessons at age 4 but switched to voice lessons at 11 when she was recognized for having a mature voice at an early age. At age 12, she fell in love with opera when her father took her to a performance of Rossini’s, “The Barber of Seville.” She has always loved the beauty and subtleties of the human voice. Karen received Vocal Performance and Vocal Music Education degrees from Alma College, North Park University, and University of North Texas. Karen is a recognized classical singer and voice teacher in Dallas. For 20 years, she has taught private voice and performance techniques at the middle school, high school, and college levels. As a conductor, she has directed college and professional choirs Her solo career includes performances with local symphonies and opera companies, both nationally and in Europe. She worked for years as a Radio Announcer and Producer at WRR Classical 101.1. Karen is the Executive Director of Voces Intimae, a group that promotes vocal art song.