Karen’s Education includes:


Emory University School of Medicine 2006
Physician Assistant Program (PA)
Career Physician Assistant
Master of Medical Science
Graduated with Honors

Norwalk Hospital/ Yale University School of Medicine Post-Graduate Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program 1990

Emory University School of Medicine 1989
Physician Assistant Program (PA)
Bachelor of Medical Science
Physician Assistant Certificate

Colorado State University (CSU) (Fort Collins/ CO) 1986
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Minor Anatomical Science
Minor Music

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship in Music 1981-1986

Additional Scholarships for Musical Excellence include:
CSU 1986
Delta Omicron (Professional International Music Fraternity) 1986

Music Directors= Dr. Runyan/ W. Schwartz/ Richard Kastendieck/ Otto Werner

Golden Senior High School (Golden/ CO) 1981
1st chair/ Band letter/ Band President 1978-1981
Music Director= Ross McClure


Participated in High School and College and was Section Leader/ 1st Chair:

-Symphonic Band
-Symphonic Wind Ensemble 
-Marching Band 
-Stage / Jazz Band
-Percussion Ensemble
-Pep Band 
-Rudimental Ensemble
-Pit Orchestra (including the CSU Theatre Production of Man of La Mancha Nov. 1985)
-Percussion for Vocal Groups
-Small Combos (such as CSU Jazz Combo/ Golden Bahamas Jazz Combo)

Karen wrote much of the percussion music for Marching Band, Pep Band and the Rudimental Ensemble and arranged/ composed for various groups as needed.

Percussion Solo Recitals 1986/1987

Colorado State University Band 1981-1986

Check out this video that was created by a group of PA students that I was fortunate enough to be able to work this past year.  You may even see a few seconds of me here and there.    

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