Meet Karen Juliano
Phone (WCM) 715.845.6279 x229
- Instructional Duties: Artist/instructor of Voice
- Degrees: Bachelor of Music in Public School Music, Voice/choral conducting - Western Michigan University
Master of Music in vocal performance - University of Michigan.
Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress) in Vocal Performance - University of Illinois.
- Professional affiliations: NATS, Wisconsin Chapter of NATS
- Performances: Principal and secondary roles with the Western Michigan Opera (now called Opera Grand Rapids) and the Orlando Opera Company. Three years with the Cincinnati Opera chorus. Concert appearances with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Flint Symphony and the Southwest Florida Orchestra. In addition, Ms Juliano presented several recitals at the invitation of Rotary International "El Club Rotario" in Teziutlan, Puebla, Mexico and has 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 Oper 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's teachers include 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. She 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. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Edison Community College in Fort Myers, Florida and Valencia Community College in Orlando, and was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois for three years. 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 an adjudicator at the Wisconsin School Music Association District and State festivals. Ms. Juliano joined the faculty of the Conservatory in the fall of 2002.
Click the links below to listen to excerpts of Ms. Karen Juliano!
- "In quelle trine morbide" from Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
- "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini