Karen joined BeInstrumental in 2018. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and obtained a Master of Science in Health Administration from Central Michigan University. She is currently employed with HCR ManorCare.
Karen studied violin in grade school, under the direction of the late Jack V. Perrine, who was a distinguished violinist for The Toledo Symphony for twenty-five years and a music teacher for Toledo Public Schools. In college, Karen enrolled in piano and jazz music courses. Her taste in music ranges from Beethoven to Zeppelin, and she is proud to be Earth Wind & Fire’s biggest fan on the planet!
She has served the Toledo community as the Arts & Letters chairperson for the Toledo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; offering sponsorships and grants to Toledo Public Schools students for art courses at the Toledo Museum of Art, ballet classes at Ballet Theater of Toledo, tickets to live music performances and fees for Toledo Youth Orchestra fees. Karen has also served on the Toledo Museum of Art Cultural Diversity Board and was a member of the Toledo Opera Guild. She firmly believes in BeInstrumental’s mission to provide every child with access to music education.
She is married to Edward Sorina and they reside in Toledo.