YOSA Repertory Strings Conductor
Karen George is the orchestra director at Johnson High School in San Antonio. Mrs. George studied violin at the University of Southern Mississippi with Stephen Redfield where she earned bachelor degrees in both Violin Performance and Music Education. She then attended University of Texas at Austin where she studied violin under Vincent Frittelli and received a Masters in Music Education with a minor in conducting. Mrs. George has also toured with several orchestras in Europe including the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. In addition to her teaching job, she also performs in the Corpus Christi Symphony.
Mrs. George opened Johnson High School in 2008. Since then, her four orchestras have had successes at UIL with numerous Sweepstakes trophies. The Johnson orchestras have traveled to Europe and Hawaii to perform in various venues. Johnson full orchestra has made it to the finals for Honor Orchestra competition at TMEA three times and they made the finals for string in 2013. Recently, the Johnson Varsity orchestra was invited to perform at Midwest in Chicago this December. Mrs. George is married, has two beautiful daughters and a whippet.