Karri York, soprano, obtained her Doctor of Music in voice from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is currently adjunct professor of voice at Anderson University, voice instructor for Pre-College and Adult Music Program at University of Indianapolis, and is director of music at Southport Christian Church. Dr. York formerly held the position assistant professor of voice in the School of Music at Ball State University, and served as Adjunct Voice Instructor at Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts.
Dr. York’s performance experiences include recitals, oratorio, opera, and musical theatre. She has performed as guest vocal soloist with Fishers Chamber Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and Butler Symphony Orchestra, and has performed many solo and chamber recitals both locally and nationally. Her oratorio performances include soprano soloist for each of the following works: Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Mozart’s Requiem. Her favorite operatic roles, which she has performed, include Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Laurie Moss in Copland’s The Tenderiand, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and Nerone in Handel’s Aggripina.
Dr. York regularly adjudicates for collegiate level NATS and for ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contests, for which she served as a member of the revision committee in 2014. Additional solo vocal adjudications include concerto competitions, Indiana Federation of Music Clubs, Young Artist Awards, Shelbyville High School Singing Sensational, and Preludes. She has served as guest vocal masterclass clinician for Indiana Wesleyan University, Southport High School, and Whiteland High School.
Dr. York is a professional recording artist at Ajre Born Studios, a premier recording studio in Central Indiana. She has recorded vocals for Requiem by Mark Hayes and for the independent film The War Within (2014). She has sung for such current composers as Pepper Choplin, Keith Christopher, Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson and Ruth Elaine Schram. Publishers include Beckenhorst Press, Hal Leonard Corporation, Lorenz, and Soundforth.