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Karen Cantrell

Karen Cantrell
Contact Information
ph:256.765.4375
email: kcantrell@una.edu
UNA Box 5040 | Music Building

Education Information
M.M.Ed., Florida State University
B.S.M.Ed., University of North Alabama

    Karen Whitehead Cantrell is a native of Anderson, Alabama.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from University of North Alabama and a Masters of Music Education from Florida State University.  She also received counseling certification from University of North Alabama.  She has served as choral director at Deshler High School, Tuscumbia and as Alabama Vocal Association District chairman, treasurer and president.  She was guidance counselor at Anderson Elementary School until her retirement.

     Karen is currently the staff collaborative pianist for the Department of Music at UNA, where she plays student/faculty recitals, ensemble concerts, and Collegiate Singers and Opera/Musical Theatre performances.  She coordinates pianists schedules for students’ private lessons.  She also is pianist at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rogersville.  Karen is a board member of Walk With Me Foundation, serving as pianist for SOLAS, the Foundation’s performing ensemble, as well as for all Foundation recitals and concerts.

    Karen has been pianist for numerous Alabama All-State Choral Festivals, Quad-City Choral Festivals, Alabama Honor Choir, University of North Alabama Honor Choir, Florence Honor Choir, Mississippi State University choral ensembles including performance with Tupelo Symphony, state, regional and national ACDA reading sessions.  She has collaborated with students for state, regional and national NATS.  She has served as choral adjudicator for district, regional and state assessments.