Karen is a popular coach and teacher within Sweet Adelines International. She has achieved the level of "Master Faculty" and "Master Director", and was the 2015 recipient of Sweet Adelines' Lifetime Achievement Award.
Karen has directed 3 choruses, ranking in the finals 6 times. During her first tenure with Spirit, she directed the chorus to win the coveted "Most Entertaining Chorus Award" three times – an international chorus record.
She has won 9 international quartet medals - including the championship with Jubilation in 1985 and with "the BUZZ" in 2005. Karen was International President of Sweet Adelines from 1998 - 1999. Karen has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Foreign Language and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling. She lives in Jacksonville FL on the beautiful St. John's River with her husband Bob - also a barbershop quartet finalist. Since she began singing at age four with her family's professional singing group, The Drummond Family Singers, music has truly been in Karen's heart and soul for all of her life.
We are elated that Karen has returned to help us write the next chapter in our chorus life!