On a typical day, one could find Karen in the throngs of adolescent wonderment, trying to create harmonious music-making to these next-generation superstars. From the first squeaks of “Hot Cross Buns” to the lavish lyrical sounds of “Danny Boy,” there is much magic that occurs within the four walls of the band room.
After being fueled by many cups of coffee to sustain the never-ending insanity of middle school energy, she arrives home to the role of wife (to a wonderful husband) and mother (of an amazing little boy), cherishing every moment (okay, perhaps not the whining…).
Secretly (well, not so secret any more), she is an undercover author, who laces up her trainers for a run to build endurance–not just for running–but to escape from this world to an alternate one, where history and romance meet, fueled by suspense–and of course–wonderful music.
Some other cool stuff:
- You can listen to and purchase Karen’s album, “Shades of Autumn” on iTunes and at CD Baby.
- View an original composition entitled “Meditation on a Winter’s Night” which was written in memory of her greatest musical influence and high school band director, Leo J. Henning, performed by alumni of bands that Mr. Henning directed.