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Karen Knudsen,

Mezzo-Soprano

Curriculum Vitae

Mobile:                602-909-7519

Email:                   karenknudsen3@gmail.com

Height:                5’10” (1.78 m)

Build:                    Medium

Hair:                      Brown

Eyes:                     Hazel

 

Music Skills:

Singing: Dexterous classical, vocal jazz, and choral

Range: C below middle C – A3

Instruments: Versatile cellist and pianist

Other Skills: Proficient Sight Singer

Singing Languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Latin

 

Training:

Brigham Young University Vocal Performance                          Provo, UT

CSU Summer Arts Opera Workshop                                        Arcata, CA

American University Summer Opera Workshop             Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop                                            New York, NY

 

Ensembles:

Texas All-State Choir                                                                      San Antonio, TX

Brigham Young University Singers                                                          Provo, UT

Phoenix Vocal Jazz                                                                              Phoenix, AZ

All-Saints Episcopal Chamber Choir                                                   Phoenix, AZ

Cathedral of the Madeleine Chamber Choir                              Salt Lake City, UT

Phoenix Chorale (Formerly Phoenix Bach Choir)                              Phoenix, AZ

Trinity Episcopal Church Choir                                                           Phoenix, AZ

Kansas City Chorale                                                                   Kansas City, MO

Temple Beth Israel                                                                              Phoenix, AZ

Knudsen Sisters                                                                        Salt Lake City, UT

Tucson Chamber Artists                                                                     Tucson, AZ

 

Concert/Oratorio Soloist Work:

Bach                      The Christmas Oratorio        Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Bach Festival

Bach                      St. John Passion                                                    Arizona Bach Festival

Bach                      St. Matthew Passion                                              Arizona Bach Festival

Bach                      B Minor Mass                                                         Arizona Bach Festival

Durufle                  Requiem                                                                            Charles Bruffy

Elgar                     The Dream of Gerontius                                           Phoenix Boys Choir

Elgar                     Sea Pictures                                                    Brigham Young University

Handel                   Messiah                                                                      Tucson Symphony

Haydn                   Lord Nelson Mass            Phoenix Boys Choir/ St. Cecilia Music Festival

Jenkins                 Stabat Mater                                                              All-Saints Episcopal

Mendelssohn        Elijah                                                                  Brigham Young University

Mozart                  Mass in C                                                           Brigham Young University

Rossini                 Stabat Mater                                                      Brigham Young University

Vivaldi                   Juditha Triumphans (Juditha)                                            Vivaldi Festival

Vivaldi                   Gloria                                                                Brigham Young University

 

Conductors:

Charles Bruffy, Sir Neville Mariner, Paul Salamunovich, Ken Fulton, Keith Lockhart, Georg Stangelberger, Terence Kern, Eric Whitacre, Richard Proulx, Rene Clausen, Bob Moody, Donald Bailey, Scott Youngs, George Dupere, Bruce Chamberlain, Mark Russell Smith, Linus Lerner, Eric Holtan

 

Coaches:

Phil Mattson, Michelle Weir, Warren Jones, Harolyn Blackwell, David Anglin, Monroe Kanouse, Carol Roberts, Phillip Young, Mignon Dunn, Gail Dubenbaum-Massaro, Claudia Kennedy, Judy Cloud

 

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