Karen Schulz-Harmon Creates and Curates

Photo Credit: Claude-Aline Nazaire

Karen Schulz-Harmon, cellist, graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Masters of Music degree in Cello Performance, where she studied with Marc Johnson and other members of the Vermeer Quartet.

On Thursday, November 4 at 12:15 pm, she will perform J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite III in C Major and Suite IV in E flat Major. Fulton Recital Hall. Free admission.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. Schulz-Harmon played with Opera Theatre St. Louis’ Youth Opera and the St. Louis Philharmonic.  She also performed in Europe with the Bayerisch Opera Theater in Germany in productions of The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto and Tosca.  She is an avid chamber musician and member of the Chicago Trio, which performs regularly throughout the year.  She also performs with the Chicago Philharmonic, Chicago Opera Theater, and the Grace Chicago Consort.  Ms. Schulz-Harmon is a member of the faculty at the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she teaches cello and coaches chamber music, The Musical Offering where she teaches cello and piano, and is a chamber music coach for the Chicago Youth Symphony.

Check out this interview by ArtStyle where Karen Schulz-Harmon discusses curating an art/music studio, performing in a University of Chicago chamber music ensemble, and her ultimate goals.