Karen Smith


Karen earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mercer University and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Emory University. She has taught music in pre-schools, elementary, middle and high schools, as well as on the college level. Karen served as Music Director, with a specialty in Children’s and Youth Choirs, for a number of Atlanta area churches during her fifty year music career. Active in the choral community she was a long-time member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and choral member of the Atlanta Opera Company. Karen remains an active member of FUMMWA, having served as President of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts - North Georgia chapter, and Dean of this very camp. Having retired last August, she is now resident Alto Goddess, goat wrangler, bread baker, and pioneer woman at the Barn House in Dewy Rose, Georgia.