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Karen Sorrells

Piano Faculty

Smiling photo of Karen Sorrells in front of a brick wall with shrubbery in background

Karen Sorrells received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Church Music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Post-graduate studies include a Kodály Certification from the University of North Texas in Denton.


Karen served for over 20 years as Associate Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Asheville, where she offered leadership to all ages in music ministry. ​She has taught at the collegiate level, is a frequent choral clinician and conference leader at both state and national events, and has taught piano for over 30 years. She has written children’s choir curriculum for Growing in Grace and other publications. For several years, Karen taught at the Fine Arts Summer Academy with the Annie Moses Band in Nashville, Tennessee. A member of the piano faculty, Karen is also Director of the Academy for the Arts.

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