Karen Graffius, Ph.D.

Dr. Karen Graffius is the Choral Director at the University of West Georgia where she directs the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and  teaches Music in the Elementary School and Choral Methods. She is a native of Louisiana and received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Louisiana College and Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Music Education from Louisiana State University. Dr. Graffius has over 30 years experience teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels and spent 17 years as the choral director at Liberty Middle School in Cumming, GA. Under Dr. Graffius' direction, Liberty choruses consistently received superior ratings at GMEA sponsored Large Group Performance Evaluation and the Liberty 8th Grade Chorus performed at the 2015 and 2019 GMEA In-Service Conference. Dr. Graffius has directed honor choruses in Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia and has received numerous awards for her teaching including being named Choral Director of the Year while teaching in Baton Rouge, LA and Teacher of the Year while in LaVergne, TN. Dr. Graffius currently serves as the Middle School Repertoire and Resources Chair of the Georgia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

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