Vocal Soloist


Karen Engebretson



For the majority of my life, I have worked in churches and schools, teaching, directing, performing and singing.

I have played over 500 weddings and have also provided vocals for most of them.

Along with Christian church work, I have played at local Jewish synagogues both for regular Shabbat services as well as for High Holy Day services.

I remember a Saturday morning when my Dad said we were going out.  We ended up at a local music store and upon entering, Dad told me to pick out whatever piano I wanted.  He then told me that he had signed me up for piano lessons as well.

I had no idea any of this was happening until it did!

I enjoyed my lessons (but didn't always enjoy the practicing) and a few years later, the organist at our church told my Dad that I should be taking organ lessons.  So, I bet you can guess what happened next!  Yep, we went back to the music store and got a Hammond organ.  I started lessons on the organ while continuing lessons on the piano.

It's been a wonderful life of musical training and I've met fabulous musicians and colleagues along the way.  I have had the privilege of playing in masterclasses for some highly revered musicians and I have accompanied some awesome conductors and composers. 

Although I never thought I would be a teacher, I fell into teaching and loved every minute!  I have worked with students from Kindergarten through College both in the educational system and in private studios.

And my work in churches has been most rewarding throughout the years.  I have worked as an accompanist, an organist, a pianist, a choir director, a handbell ensemble director, a soloist, and Director of Music.  I enjoy working with and encouraging people of all ages to learn more and enjoy music as it can speak to us in ways like none other.

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