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. She 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 30 years of teaching experience to YHC.
Her numerous 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.
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 music theater groups and a regional orchestra. A former flute student is a member of the United States Army Fife and Drum Corp in Washington, DC, two of her former voice students are in graduate music programs at Belmont University and Lee University, and a former musical theater student sang the lead role in the 2012 premier of "Nanyehi," a Savannah River Production, and was the lead female singer in "Unto These Hills" in Cherokee, North Carolina for two years running.