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Styles: Classical: orchestral, chamber and solo
Phone: 954-895-6834
Instruments: Flute, Piccolo
Karen Fuller Dixon, is Principal Flute of the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 1989, and was appointed Principal Flute of Miami City Ballet beginning in 2013. She is also Principal Flute of Orchestra Miami as well as a member of the Boca Raton Symphonia and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. In addition, Karen is co-founder, board member and flutist of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, now in its 24th season, and appears on all six of the Festival's Chamber Music Palm Beach CDs on the Klavier Music Productions label. During her 23 year tenure as Principal Flute of the Palm Beach Symphony, Karen appeared as a concerto soloist 4 times. She performed frequently with Ballet Florida, the Concert Association of Florida and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra for over 15 years and was a member of the Naples Philharmonic for 10 years. She has also performed with Florida Grand Opera and the Sarasota Orchestra, and has appeared with the Munich Symphony, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet on their US tours. As a fellow with the New World Symphony, she was featured as a concerto soloist and toured South America and Europe. Karen is currently on the Chamber Music faculty at Lynn University Conservatory of Music and was Instructor of Flute at Palm Beach Atlantic University for six years. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Bak Middle School of the Arts in Palm Beach Gardens and maintains a private teaching studio as well. Both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees are from the Manhattan School of Music in Flute Performance. She also attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she was an Associate Instructor of Flute while pursuing a doctoral degree. Karen lives in Ft Lauderdale with her husband, Dwayne, two children Dylan (University of Florida) and Brynne (Fort Lauderdale High School), and three cats.

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