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Karina Camile Parker (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based director, soprano, and teaching artist. Karina is the co-founder of Killer Queen Opera Co, an innovative new opera company, and is a co-founder and teacher at

The Music Co-Lab - a voice studio for students of all ages and musical backgrounds.

As a multi-disciplinary director and performer, Karina specializes in early music, new work, folk music, and musical theater. she has performed with organizations such as the NBL, Carnegie Hall, DECODA Music, Pittsburgh Resonance Works, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and The Laguna Beach Playhouse. Some of her recent operatic highlights include 9131:

A Sing Sing Opera* by incarcerated composer Joseph Wilson (Director), Being Ariodante* (Associate Director) by J. Dawe, L'incoronazione di Poppea, C. Monteverdi (Director), La Calisto, F. Cavalli (Calisto), and Alcina, G.F Handel (Oberto).

Karina also specializes in solo, chamber, and choral music. Her past choral work includes performances under the direction of internationally renowned conductors Manfred Honeck, Gustavo Dudamel, Andrés Cárdenes, Eph Ehly, and many more. Karina has had the honor to work with many ensembles such as Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, UN Symphony Orchestra, and The Canticum Novum Singers.

Karina is an active teaching artist, currently working as an Associate Conductor for the National Children’s Chorus. She has worked with numerous arts organizations as a teaching artist such as Young Audiences New York, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. 

Karina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in vocal performance and Certification in music education from Carnegie Mellon University. 


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