Karen has degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Organ from the University of Tennessee. She has taught piano and organ, given classes in Music and Movement and served as organist and choir director for various churches. Currently she is a volunteer organist for the Hispanic Service at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Episcopal in Atlanta. Karen is a member of such musical organizations as Music Teachers National Association, The National Guild of Piano Teachers, National Federation of Music Clubs and the American Guild of Organists. Karen is currently serving as the President of the Atlanta Symphony Associates which is the volunteer support group for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.