Karen Eckenroth, Associate Professor, Music
Karen Eckenroth coordinates the voice area, directs the Opera Theatre program, teaches studio voice, and ear training. Dr. Eckenroth received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, and her Doctorate from the University of Arizona in Tucson where she studied voice with Elizabeth Mosher and Paula Fan.
Dr. Eckenroth has performed as soprano soloist for such works as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Her opera roles include Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, the Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Madame Lidoine, the new Prioress, in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites.
In addition to her duties at Otterbein, Dr. Eckenroth is director of choirs at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bexley, Ohio.