Rainier Youth Choirs

Karen Martin, Director Vocina

Karen Martin is the general music specialist at Kent Elementary.She holds a Bachelor of Science in instrumental music from Moorhead State University, Minnesota, and a Master of Arts in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. In addition to her curricular duties, Mrs. Martin runs the Kent Elementary Music Academy-an after school music program for students, staff and parents-- providing instruction and performance in steel drums, mariachi, musical theater, choir, piano and guitar. She has been the conductor of the Evergreen Women's Chorale in Kent for 28 years. She is a lifetime member of the American Choral Director's Association and has served as Washington state chair for both Middle School Choirs and Community Choirs. Mrs. Martin is proud of her two children who are both RYC alumni and are studying to become music educators.