Dr. Karri York
Adjunct Professor of Voice
Dr. Karri York, soprano, and graduate from Indiana University with a Doctor of Music in Voice, currently serves on the Voice Faculty at Anderson University, IUPUI Music Arts and Technology, and UIndy Community Music Academy. She is also certified in the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework. TM In addition to teaching voice, Dr. York is Director of Music at Tapestry Church in Greenwood, Indiana where she directs choir, handbells, youth ensembles, and instrumental ensembles.
Dr. York’s professional performance experiences include solo recitals, oratorio, opera, and extensive studio work as a session singer. As a music staff member with Indiana Ambassadors of Music 2023, she has conducted on choir concerts in stunning cathedrals throughout Europe. She has performed as soprano soloist for Castlewood Chamber Singers in extravagant Basilicas throughout Portugal and Spain. Locally, she has been contracted as select choral singer with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for Beethoven’s opera Fidelio and Christmas Concerts. In addition, she has performed soprano roles in Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Mozart’s Requiem with such ensembles as Hendricks County Symphony Orchestra, Fishers Chamber Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, and Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Her favorite operatic roles, which she has also performed, include Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Laurie Moss in Copland’s The Tenderland, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina.
She serves as Secretary of National Association of Singing (NATS), President of Indiana Arts Festival, and is on the board for Indianapolis Matinee Musicale. 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 two times. Additional solo vocal adjudications include concerto competitions, Indiana Federation of Music Clubs, Indiana Arts Festival, Young Artist Awards, Shelbyville High School Singing Sensational, and Preludes. She has served as guest vocal/choral masterclass clinician for Indiana Wesleyan University, Herron High School, Perry Meridian High School, Perry Meridian Middle School, Southport High School, and Whiteland High School.
Dr. York is a professional recording artist at Aire Borne 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 major composers as Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest, Pepper Choplin, Keith Christopher, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson and Ruth Elaine Schram. Publishers include Beckenhorst Press.