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About Me

Karina (soprano) is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary performing artist, educator, and director. Karina is the co-founder and co-director of the new, grassroots opera company, Killer Queen Opera, and is a founding member of the New York-based vocal ensemble Musica Vera

Karina received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Music Education Certification for instrumental and vocal instruction from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music. She now performs, directs, and teaches in New York City's five boroughs

Karina is a multi-disciplinary artist, practicing many disciplines such as musical theater, dance, opera, jazz, and other performance art. She also upholds a special interest in early, Baroque, and Renaissance music. Karina has performed with companies such as Pittsburgh Resonance Works, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Oberlin School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, and Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.​ Performance highlights include the role Calisto in La Calisto (Cavalli), Drusilla in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Oberto in Alcina (Handel), and Ida in Die Fledermaus (Strauss). In addition to her operatic repertoire, Karina is also an active member and soloist in New York City's Canticum Novum Singers, directed by Maestro Harold Rosenbaum, and continues her role as a founding member in the NYC-based vocal ensemble Musica Vera. Her past choral work includes performances under the direction of internationally renowned conductors Manfred Honeck (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), Gary Wedow (Juilliard), conductor and violinist Andrés Cárdenes, and many more. 

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Currently, Karina is a Resident Teaching Artist at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Young Audiences New York. She also teaches private lessons,  providing voice and piano lessons for individuals of all ages and experience levels.

When not teaching or performing, Karina works in arts administration, and enjoys painting, reading, and traveling!

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Karina Parker, Music Studio

Based in Brooklyn, NY

est. 2021

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