Kari Magaruh is a multifaceted musician, with experience in voice, oboe, and piano. With a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Kari is no stranger to musical training and performing.

Some of her vocal stage credits include the lead roles of Pamina in The Magic Flute by Mozart, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, and Emily in Help, Help, the Globolinks by Menotti. In addition to her opera credits, Kari has performed with and put on many recitals and performances. Kari was a 2012 winner of the Concerto Competition, where she was a featured soloist with the Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Magaruh was also part of the nationally known Millikin University Choir. While a member of the group, they performed at Carnegie, as a featured choir for the American Choral Directors Association National Convention, and toured throughout Ireland, Scotland, and England.

To accompany her vocal work, Kari is also an accomplished oboist and pianist. She began piano lessons at the age of 8 and participated in many recitals and competitions through her training. During college and grad school, Kari was an active accompanist. Ms. Magaruh began oboe at age 11 and continued through all of high school and undergrad. She was an active member of the Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Millikin University Symphonic Band, quintets, and a regular soloist within the community.

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