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Karen Crow

Adjunct Faculty, Voice

Karen Crow

Karen Crow, mezzo-soprano, holds a BME in Music Education from Lee University, and a MM in Performance from Austin Peay State University.

Miss Crow was recently named as the winner of the Grace Moore Memorial Vocal Competition (March 2013).  Karen was also the winner of the Austin Peay State University Concerto Competition (April 2011), and a finalist in the Highlands Opera Competition in Moorehead, KY (Sept. 2009). In March 2011, Karen made her Nashville Symphony debut, singing the mezzo soprano solo in Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

On the opera stage, Miss Crow has performed the roles of Aunt Sue in Carlisle Floyd’s Slow Dusk, Anne in Virgil Thompson’s The Mother of Us All, Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen (scenes), Octovian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (scenes), and recently debuted the role of Elizabeth in George Mabry’s new opera, Ben and the Virtues.  Most recently, Miss Crow performed the role of the Witch in Austin Peay’s production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.  

Aside from the concert and operatic repertoire, Miss Crow is very passionate about performing and exploring the art of the German Lied.  In the Summer of 2011, Karen was one of eight singers chosen to participate in the inaugural season of the Schumann Liederfest in Zwickau, Germany.  She studied and performed works of Robert Schumann such as Frauenliebe und Leben, Spanisches Liederspiel,  and portions of Liederkreis in the Schumann House in Zwickau (the composer’s birthplace), as well as the Schumann House in Leipzig.  In the same summer, Miss Crow participated in Lied Austria International, a summer training program for artistic advancement in Lied Performance, located in Leibnitz, Austria.   

Most recently, Miss Crow completed a summer of musical study at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where she worked with such masters as Christa Ludwig, Linda Watson, and many others.  Miss Crow is a native of Dickson, TN, and is a current resident of Nashville, where she sings regularly with the Nashville Symphony Chorus.


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