Karen P. Thomas
Karen P. Thomas, composer and conductor, is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Seattle Pro Musica, and a composer of choral, instrumental, opera, theater, and solo works. Her compositions are performed and broadcast throughout the world, by groups such as The Hilliard Ensemble. She has received composition grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and Meet the Composer, among numerous others. Recordings of her critically-acclaimed choral works can be heard on the Seattle Pro Musica label, on the CDs “American Masterpieces,” “Music of the Spirit,” and “Alnight by the Rose.”
As a conductor, she has received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP-Chorus America Award. She has appeared as guest conductor at the Bergen International Festival, International Conference on Women in Music, the Alliance World Festival of Women’s Singing, the Berkshire Choral Festival, Festival Vancouver in Canada, and the NPR radio show Saint Paul Sunday. She received the 2012 Outstanding Choral Director Award for Washington State from the American Choral Directors Association.
She currently serves on the board of the American Choral Director’s Association for the Northwest Division, the board of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, and is a Commissioner on the Seattle Music Commission.
Karen P. Thomas has 8 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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