Karen is a talented violinist experienced in all genres of music from classical to pop. She recently moved to Spring Hill from the southern New Jersey/Philadelphia metropolitan areas where she was an active freelance violinist.
While in New Jersey, Karen performed with the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey for 14 years. She was also a violinist with the Reading Symphony, the Haddonfield Symphony, the Jubilate Choir and Orchestra, Symphony by the Sea, and the Ocean City Pops. Karen was concertmaster of the Mississippi Valley Orchestra in the Minneapolis area for 11 years.
Karen’s professional credits include performance with many popular stars such as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Sarah Brightman, Regis Philbin with Susan Lucci, and Barbara Mandrell. Ms. Schmidt also performed in a wedding trio and was a high school orchestra director and music teacher for 32 years.