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Karen Juliano

Karen Juliano

Artist/Instructor - Voice

Phone: 715.845.6279 x229

Background Information

Karen performed principal and secondary roles with the Western Michigan Opera (now called Opera Grand Rapids) and the Orlando Opera Company. She spent three years with the Cincinnati Opera chorus.

Karen appeared in concert with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Flint Symphony and the Southwest Florida Orchestra. In addition, she presented several recitals at the invitation of Rotary International "El Club Rotario" in Teziutlan, Puebla, Mexico. She has also performed on Wisconsin Public Radio concert series Sunday afternoon, "Live from the Chazen." In the summer of 1997 she performed the role of Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Zwei-Groschen Opera at the Theaterhof in Humbach, Germany. In 1998 she returned to the Theaterhof to perform the title role of Floria Tosca in Puccini's Tosca. 

Karen is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan and has been professionally active in concert and opera. Her apprentice programs include the Michigan Opera Theater and the Orlando Opera Company. In 1998 she returned to the Theaterhof to perform and also to conduct private coaching sessions with singers in Italian diction and aria preparation. Ms. Juliano is active as a Master Adjudicator at the Wisconsin School Music Association District and State festivals. Ms. Juliano joined the faculty of the Conservatory in the fall of 2002.


degrees, awards and memberships

Extended graduate studies in vocal performance - University of Illinois

Master of music in vocal performance - University of Michigan

Bachelor of music in public school music, Voice/choral conducting - Western Michigan University

Karen has studied with Sylvia Stone, Eva Likova and Hubert Kockritz

She has worked with Chloe Owen while attending the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and coached with Joan Dornemann and Niko Castel in New York City

Member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)