Karen VanderKloot DiChiera Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

Former Students on Karen VanderKloot DiChiera

As MOT salutes Karen VanderKloot DiChiera on her 80th birthday, we recognize the thousands of people whose lives have been impacted by her work- including those who have offered their own stories!     Bernard Holcomb Acclaimed Tenor / Former Student Happy Birthday, Karen! From Bernard Holcomb from Michigan Opera Theatre on Vimeo. Being Karen …

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Karen V. DiChiera: Composer

In addition to her work as an arts educator, administrator, and stage director, Karen VanderKloot DiChiera is also an accomplished composer, a role that she seemed destined to fill from a very early age. Karen often recounts her childhood interest in the arts and her time spent at her family’s piano, putting together simple melodies. …

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Happy Birthday, Karen VanderKloot DiChiera!

As Michigan Opera Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to recognize Karen V. DiChiera on her 80th birthday! Karen has been instrumental in shaping not only MOT as an institution, but also the lives of thousands of aspiring young musicians, performers, and opera-goers through her work as an arts educator and the founder of …

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