The American mezzo-soprano, Karen Wilkerson, holds her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from California State University and a Masters in Music from Westminster Choir College.
Karen Wilkerson is active as a professional singer, conductor and teacher. As a recitalist she has appeared most recently in Princeton - New Jersey, Valparaiso - Indiana, Philadelphia and in Minneapolis. Her extensive choral background includes performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Minnesota Orchestra.
Karen Wilkerson performed for four years with the Dale Warland Singers, and three seasons with the Minnesota Opera. She currently studies with Mary Kay Schmidt of Minneapolis, and Janet Bookspan of New York City. She also continues her studies with Rita Patane in Milano, Italy.
Karen Wilkerson teaches at Northwestern College, St. Paul and is on the music staff of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville.