Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

Karen Blundell

Credit: Barbara Banks Photography

KAREN BLUNDELL, an EMF alumna, joined the faculty in 2005. She is English horn of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and performs regularly with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Double Entendre Music Ensemble. Prior to her time in NYC, Karen was Second Oboe/English horn with the Sarasota Orchestra. She is a former New World Symphony Fellow and spent three summers as the Principal Oboe with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City. Additional international appearances include Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Karen has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Houston Ballet Orchestra and the Houston Symphony. Karen holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music. She has studied with James Caldwell, Alex Klein, Humbert Lucarelli and Robert Atherholt.