Hi! I'm a music educator based in New York City.

 
 
 
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Performing with Deke Sharon at DCINY's 4th Annual  Total Vocal .

Performing with Deke Sharon at DCINY's 4th Annual Total Vocal.

Performances

Catch Kari singing, beatboxing, or directing at her next show! Read More →

 
Beatboxing with Kinfolk 9 on season 3 of NBC's  The Sing-Off .

Beatboxing with Kinfolk 9 on season 3 of NBC's The Sing-Off.

Vocal Percussion

After encountering beatboxing in undergrad, introducing singers to vocal percussion has become one of the most delightful facets of Kari’s teaching career. Her chapter, "Vocal Percussion for Everyone," can be found in So You Want to Sing A Cappella: A Performer's Guide. Click to purchase →

 
Co-leading a beatboxing workshop at  SheSings  with Courtney Jensen.

Co-leading a beatboxing workshop at SheSings with Courtney Jensen.

Workshops

Kari routinely gives festival workshops on topics such as vocal arranging, creative rehearsal strategies, and vocal percussion.

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Large group rehearsal at  Camp A Cappella .

Large group rehearsal at Camp A Cappella.

Directing

A frequent guest clinician and a regular group director at Camp A Cappella, Kari is also the Associate Artistic Director of the Sirens of Gotham, an NYC-based chorus specializing in barbershop and contemporary a cappella.

 
 
 

Teaching for tomorrow.

Interested in empowering your students with shared creative responsibility? What creative practices can you bring to your choral classroom or vocal ensemble? Join me in the search for more generative, collaborative, and responsive choral pedagogy.

 
 
 
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taking stock

Dedicated to change.

This is an exciting time for the field of music education, especially when we examine new possibilities in addressing issues of equity and access, self-determination and self-actualization, and the intersections of race, gender, and community. By engaging in discourse around these topics, we as teachers, coaches, enthusiasts, and audience members can begin to enact positive change for everyone in music.

 
 
Who doesn’t nap on piles of sheet music?

Who doesn’t nap on piles of sheet music?