Karen Dunn

Karen smiles for the camera at Studio M.

Karen took a break between overdubs at Studio M.

Hear Karen singing "Star Dust".
Hear Karen singing on "Moon River".

Karen emphasized the "Doo-wah" in "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing" at the July 17, 2001, concert at the Minnesota History Center.

Watch Karen sing "My Funny Valentine" on the July 27, 2010, concert at St. Michael's.

Watch Karen sing "Skylark" on the November 14, 2010, concert at Edinborough Park.

Karen gestures with her right hand while holding the mic with her left.
ICE!

ICE! (left to right): Front: Peg Cummings, tenor; Karen Dunn, lead; Back: Marcia Starnes, bass; Denise Baber, baritone.

Keepin Outta Mischief sang in the Sweet Adelines International quartet competitions in 2012 and 2013.
Left to right: Julie Balk - tenor; Judy Langer - bass; Karen Dunn - lead: Lisa Kvigne - baritone

Role in Roseville Big Band: 

Mezzo-soprano soloist and lead vocal in the Rosetones; Karen also doubles on cabasa and other Latin percussion instruments.

Member since: 

January, 1996

Occupation: 

Bookkeeper

Karen first sang with the Roseville Big Band at the Tapestry Folkdance Center's Winter Sock Hop, January 20, 1996.

Karen also performs with the International Medalist City of Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus. Starting in the fall of 2011, she has sung lead (and occasioanlly baritone) in the women's barbershop quartet Keepin Outta Mischief.

Karen formerly sang lead in ICE!, a women's barbershop quartet that entered its first competition in 2003, winning the District 6 quartet contest and continuing on to be ranked as one of the top international quartets for several years. You might have also seen Karen performing with one of her earlier quartets. For two years, Karen sang lead in the quartet Fascination, who won third place in the regional competition twice. She also sang baritone in the quartet Masterpiece, former regional champions, and in StarStruck, who competed as a wildcard from Region 6 in the 2001 international competition in Portland.

You may also have heard Karen performing with Jazz Etc., a septet led by Roseville Big Band trombonist Mike Bratlie, singing the national anthem at numerous Minneapolis Southwest High School hockey games during the 2000-2001 season, subbing in the Nostalgics vocal quartet with the Classic Big Band, or singing with The David Andrew's Big Band.

Karen also sings in quartets dressed in Victorian costumes as part of The Caroling Company.