Phone: 830-591-2950 Ext 6174


Degrees and Certifications:

BM Music Eastern Washington University MM Arizona State Certification - Texas State, San Marcos

Mrs. Karen McCarty

I am proud to say that this will be my 11th year of teaching in Uvalde!  Here is a little bit about my teaching and performing experience.  I began my musical career learning piano at 8 years old.  At 13 I was a church organist and choir director.  In high school I was a student in the College Preparatory Department at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I have a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Music in voice and vocal pedagogy from Arizona State University.  I also studied private voice at San Francisco Consrvatory.  I attended the Bay Area Summer Opera Institute, Decorah Iowa Opera Theater and Monroe Kanouse Opera Workshop.  I am a founding member of the Livermore Valley Opera Company.  Since moving to Texas in 2000 I have taught choir in Austin, San Antonio and Uvalde and earned my teaching certification at Texas State.  In 2010 I completed course work in ESL through UT Austin.  In addition I teach Music Appreciation at Northwest Vista Comunity College and Soutwest Texas Junior College.  Last year I was certified through Northwest Vista College to teach courses solely online. It is a privilege to be a member of the high school faculty and to be able to teach these talented students.