Assistant Professor of Music
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Karen Calloway joined the Young Harris College music faculty in 2007. A vocalist and flutist, Ms. Calloway embraces principles of Body Mapping and Alexander and Feldenkreis techniques. She currently teaches applied voice, diction for the singer, vocal pedagogy and vocal literature. Ms. Calloway holds a B.M.E. in Choral Conducting from Indiana University and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Florida State University with additional vocal studies at the New England Conservatory. She brings over 40 years of teaching experience to YHC.
Her numerous vocal performing experiences have included singing Nedda in "Pagliacci" at the Florida State University Theater, Cherubino in "The Marriage of Figaro" for the Boston Summer Opera Company, Sandman and Dew Fairy in "Hansel and Gretel" at the Vermont Opera Theater, Anna in "The King and I" at Truett-McConnell College-Community Theater and soprano soloist in "Messiah." She is currently principal flute of the Toccoa Symphony. Recently, Karen Calloway sang and performed recorder in a Chamber Recital on the Young Harris College campus.
Recognitions include finalist of the Boston Opera Contest (1978), finalist of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions in Boston, Massachusetts (1979), elected to Pi Kappa Lambda (1984), and awarded the Faculty Excellence Award at Truett-McConnell College (1999). Mrs. Calloway was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2000 and 2001, and in Who’s Who Among American Women in 2005.
Former students are now educators, administrators, church musicians, and performers in local and regional music theater groups and a regional orchestra. Former flute student, Barbi Risken, is a member of the United States Army Fife and Drum Corp in Washington, DC, and former musical theater student, Michelle Honaker, continues to sing the lead role in the musical "Nanyehi," (2012) which premiered in Georgia and is now performed yearly in Oklahoma.
Various voice students have placed in the state and regional NATS auditions. In 2013 and 2014, musical theater major, T’Arica Crawford placed first at the state and regional levels and in 2014 was chosen by audition to compete at the national level. Tyler Redmond sang a full roll in Menotti’s The Consul with the Harrower Opera Workshop at Georgia State during the summer of 2016. A number of Karen Calloway’s students have continued their studies in graduate music programs at Belmont University, Georgia State University, Lee University, University of Georgia and University of Michigan.
Karen Calloway is also the organist and choir director at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Blairsville, Georgia.