Choirs: Women’s Chorus, Ladies First, Decibelles
Karen Roberts holds two degrees in voice performance from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland. Her singing career includes performances with the Detroit, Saginaw, Ann Arbor and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, and at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Interlochen Center for the Performing Arts, Brevard Music Center, and Ann Arbor’s Festival of New Works. Karen served several years on the faculty of the University of Michigan’s All State Program at Interlochen’s National Music Camp and maintains a private voice studio in Brighton, Michigan. Karen is an active soloist in the Metro-Detroit area. Choral conducting has always been a part of Karen’s career. In addition to conducting her church’s children’s choir for several years, Karen conducted the Livingston County Christian Musicians production of Child of the Promise, a musical to benefit Love INC of Livingston County. She also serves as a director of the Adult Choral Camp at Interlochen, led by Dr. Jerry Blackstone of the University of Michigan.
“Ever since I can remember, I sang. Whether at home, school, church, camp; whether with family, friends, peers or colleagues. Singing has always been part of my world. In fact, I cannot imagine our world without it. Singing unites, uplifts and empowers in a most wonderful way. The women’s chorus is a place of great music making, friendship and community. We come for the music, but stay for the community. ” Karen Roberts