Karen was born in 1988 and has grown up in
Wivenhoe participating in so many local events and shows as a
performer, dancer and musician. Amongst these many activities, she
has played principal girl in the Wivenhoe Pantomime and danced in
the Wivenhoe Mayor's Charity Show. She sings regularly in St Mary's
Church choir and is a member of St Mary's Singers.
In 2006, she finished her National Diploma
in Music at the Colchester Institute which she passed with a Triple
Distinction. She is looking to continue her studies at Colchester
Institute on a BA(Hons) music course.
- she has been working on her grade 8 piano and
grade 7/8 singing exams.
- July she was awarded a merit for grade 6 oboe
and passed grade 7 Theory of Music.
- she is continuing to learn to play the church
- starting to learn saxophone.
- organised her own music concert with two friends
- Musicality (click here
for report and pictures).
loves dancing and over the years has been involved with ballet, tap,
disco, modern and jazz.
In summer 2005, she joined The Colchester Youth
Chamber Orchestra and the Wivenhoe Youth Theatre. Since then she has also
Karen's ambition is to be a performer, instrumental teacher, play in an
orchestra and meet lots of interesting people whilst learning more about the
For more about Karen Emms, click
for her own web site
Karen as Guinevere in the Wivenhoe Pantomime
2004 production: Babes in the Wood
for the report of Karen's 2006 Musicality in the Afternoon
concert and here for
details of her 2007 Return to Musicality concert featuring
Karen and friends Fiona Gaudion, Trevor Thurston, Jemma Walsh and Karen