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Karen Thomas

Adjunct Lecturer in Harp
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Baylor University
> Waco TX 76798-7408
Phone: (254)710-3571
Fax: (254) 710-3574
E-mail: Karen_Ab_Thomas@baylor.edu


Karen Abrahamson Thomas, Adjunct Lecturer in Harp, currently serves as principal harpist with the Waco Symphony. She is also completing doctoral studies in harp performance at the University of Maryland where she recently performed Ginastera’s Concerto for Harp with the UMD Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has appeared with the Left Bank Quartet at the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Allentown Symphony, and the Wheeling Philharmonic. Ms. Thomas enjoys working in a wide variety of ensembles and genres. She was a featured performer on a nationally televised Christmas Special on NBC alongside Peter Cetera of the band 'Chicago.' She can be heard on Horse and Rider, an expose of the trafficking industry in India by director Ben Stamper. She recently completed recording sessions for a solo album by Norwegian alternative rock artist Emil Nikolaisen, lead singer of the band Serena-Maneesh. Ms. Thomas holds a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. Her teachers include Yolanda Kondonassis, Alice Chalifoux, Jeanne Chalifoux, and Sarah Fuller.