Karen Young (Soprano) received her M.M. degree in Vocal Performance from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama where she studied with Dr. David Smith. Her education also includes master’s classes and/or coachings with Patricia Wise, Carol Vaness, Fredrica von Stade, Martin Katz, Joan Dornemann, Nico Castel, Richard Miller, Virginia Zeani, Mary Dibbern, David Aronson (Wien Staat Oper), and Ellen Rissinger (Dusseldorf Opera).
Ms. Young’s operatic/musical theatre credits include Nedda (Pagliacci), Magda Sorel (The Consul), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Desdemona (Otello), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Mrs. Nolan (The Medium), Mother/Blair Daniels (Sunday in the Park with George), Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Aldonza/Dulcinea (The Man of La Mancha), Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar), and Elsie Hickam (premier role, Rocket Boys, the Musical).
Ms. Young has performed regionally and abroad with such programs as the University Of Miami Frost School Of Music Salzburg Program, and the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition. Ms. Young is a professor of voice at UAHuntsville where she is also the Director of Opera, the Voice Area Coordinator, and an active participant in the musical theatre program.