"A true virtuoso."

1986 International Autoharp Champion

2006 Autoharp Hall of Fame

2012-13 McKnight Fellow

 

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

38526 Dunlap Road
Dunlap, CA [map]

May 16-18 Early Bird workshops, May 19-21 main festival.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Autoharp Workshop
Mountain View, AR [map]

June 8-10, with Cathy Britell, Charles Whitmer and Bryan Bowers.

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Scottish Autoharp Weekend
Moniaive
Scotland [map]

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Seattle, WA [map]

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Cambria, CA [map]

Past Dates

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Central Florida Dulcimer and Autoharp Festival
First Baptist Church of Mt. Dora
Mt. Dora, FL [map]

Contact Ruth Harnden at: dulcirah@msn.com

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Beginning Dulcimer Class
Brasstown, NC [map]

Weekend class.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Autoharp Workshop, Intermediate/Advanced Level
Brasstown, NC [map]

Week of Jan. 22-27.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas Concert
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
651.690.6700 [map]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Unicoi State Park
North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association Fall Festival
Helen, GA [map]

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Instruction and Fun for All Level Players
Seattle, WA [map]

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2016, with Bryan Bowers, Cathy Britell, and Tom Schroeder.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Latham, NY [map]

July 22-24, teaching autoharp and dulcimer workshops.

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Autoharp Workshop
Mountain View, AR [map]

June 9-11, with Cathy Britell, Bryan Bowers, and Charles Whitmer.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

California Autoharp Gathering
38526 Dunlap Road
Dunlap, CA [map]

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Dulcimer workshop
1:00 pm
Arlington, VA [map]

Email karen@karenmueller.com for details.

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Autoharp workshop and house concert
Reston, VA [map]

Email karen@karenmueller.com for details.

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Solo performance - 7:00
Fairfax, VA [map]

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Contra Dance - 7:30
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406 [map]
Price: Free!

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

House of Hope Presbyterian Church
Concert with Katie McMahon - 2:00 pm
797 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105 [map]
Price: Free

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Beginner Dulcimer Workshop
Brasstown, NC [map]

Weekend workshop

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Autoharp Workshop, Intermediate/Advanced level
Brasstown, NC [map]

Week of January 10-15.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas Show - 7:30 pm
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
651.690.6700 [map]

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Elizabethtown, KY [map]

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Cambria Pines Autoharp Weekend
Cambria, CA [map]

Casual retreat hosted by the Southern California autoharpers

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Seattle, WA [map]

September 13-19, 2015

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Belleville, IL [map]

Just outside St. Louis, Aug. 6-9. Will add some extra shows with Rick Thum and Ken Kolodner in the area around the festival.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Mid-Summer Festival
1415 Almond Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 [map]
Price: Free

Performing at 12:30 and 2:00.

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Joseph, OR [map]

June 29-July 5, 2015

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Autoharp Workshop
Mountain View, AR [map]

June 4-6, 2015, with Bryan Bowers and Cathy Britell.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

38526 Dunlap Road
Dunlap, CA [map]

May 12-17, beginning with the CAG Academy during the week, and CAG over the weekend.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

230 E. Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN [map]

Teaching autoharp and dulcimer.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

St. Patrick's Show with Katie McMahon - 7:30 pm
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55801
(218) 723-5968 [map]

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Dulcimer Class
Brasstown, NC [map]

Weekend of Jan. 16-18

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Intermediate/Advanced Autoharp Class
Brasstown, NC [map]

Week of January 11-16

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Christmas Concerts with Katie McMahon

December 12 at the O'Shaughnessy in St. Paul, and Dec. 20 in Cambridge, MN.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Autoharp Workshop and House Concert
Huntington Beach, CA [map]

Email Karen for details.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Cambria Pines Autoharp Weekend
Cambria, CA [map]

Hosted by Autoharpers of Southern California

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Albuquerque, NM [map]

October 17-18, 2014

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Sambica Camp and Conference Center
Lake Sammamish
[map]

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Workshops
St. Paul, MN [map]
Price: free festival

Leading an autoharp workshop at noon, and bouzouki workshop at 3:00.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV [map]

August 3-8, teaching mountain dulcimer.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Mid-Summer Festival - 3:00 performance
1415 Almond Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 [map]
Price: free

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Dulcimer
Joseph, OR [map]

June 30-July 6.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Pre-MLAG classes and MLAG festival
Newport, PA [map]

Teaching intermediate autoharp class pre-MLAG (June 25-27), then main weekend festival June 27-29.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Autoharp Class
Mountain View, AR [map]

June 5-7, with Bryan Bowers and Cathy Britell.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Karen Mueller and Friends
27302 Ranch Rd
Richmond, MN 56368
1-800-635-3037 [map]

Performances and workshops, weekend of May 30-June 1.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

CAG Early Bird Academy and CAG weekend festival
38526 Dunlap Road
Dunlap, CA [map]

May 13-16: Early Bird Academy, May 16-18: CAG.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Southeast Library
Solo Concert - 2:00
1222 4th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 [map]
Price: Free

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Kingham, Chipping Norton
England [map]

April 14-18

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV [map]

Week of April 6-11, 2014.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Dulcimer Workshop and House Concert
McLean, VA [map]

In Concert with Jody Marshall, hammer dulcimer!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hamline University, Sundin Music Hall - 7:30 pm
St. Paul, MN [map]

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Dulcimer Workshop and mini-concert
Chicago, IL [map]

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Dulcimer Workshop and mini-concert
Milton, WI [map]

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Irving, TX [map]

February 21-22, 2014.

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Class
Brasstown, NC [map]

Weekend of January 17-19, 2014.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Concert
Brasstown, NC [map]

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Intermediate/Advanced Autoharp Class
Brasstown, NC [map]

Week of January 12-17, 2014.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Christmas Concerts with Katie McMahon
O'Shaughnessy (St. Paul)- Dec. 13, St. Scholastica (Duluth)- Dec. 6
MN [map]

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Sambica Camp and Conference Center
Lake Sammamish
Seattle, WA [map]

Sunday-Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2013

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Autoharp Workshop and House Concert
Castro Valley, CA [map]

Workshop from 1:00-3:00, with Concert at 4:30. Email Ron Bean for more info: autoharperon(at)gmail.com.

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Aptos Community United Methodist Church
221 Thunderbird Dr
Aptos, CA [map]

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Beginning Autoharp Workshop
West Bank School of Music - 10:00 am-Noon
1813 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN [map]
Price: Free!

See "News" Page for more information. Introduction to the autoharp for adults.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Western Mennonite School
9045 Wallace Rd NW
Salem, OR [map]

Thursday to Sunday, July 25- 28, 2013

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Free solo concert at The Bartholomew House
Richfield Historical Society - 7:00 pm
6901 Lyndale Ave S.
Richfield, MN [map]
Price: Free!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Blue Mountain Lake, NY [map]

June 22-29, 2013. Weeklong mountain dulcimer class in a relaxing setting in the Adirondacks. Other teachers: Rick Thum (hammered dulcimer) and Ken Kolodner (fiddle).

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Bardstown, KY [map]

Sunday-Friday, June 9-14, 2013

Friday, May 17th, 2013

St. Nicolas Ranch
38526 Dunlap Road
Dunlap, CA [map]

May 17-19, 2013

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

St. Nicholas Ranch
38526 Dunlap Road
Dunlap, CA [map]

Spend two days before the official start of the California Autoharp Gathering in workshops with Karen and three other instructors.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

First United Methodist Church
230 E. Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN [map]

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Kingham Hill School
Kingham, Chipping Norton, UK
Eng [map]

April 1-5, 2013, Autoharp class in the Cotswolds

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Grace University Lutheran Church - 3:00 pm
324 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN [map]
Price: free admission

Performing the "Blackberry Winter" dulcimer concerto

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

House of Hope Presbyterian Church - 2:00 pm
797 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 227-6311 [map]
Price: free admission

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Round Lake Christian Church
Afternoon concert with Ken Kolodner and Rick Thum
Mount Dora, FL [map]

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Round Lake Christian Church
Central Florida Autoharp and Dulcimer Festival
Mount Dora, FL [map]

February 8-9, 2013, teaching mountain dulcimer

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Intermediate/ Advanced Autoharp Workshop
Brasstown, NC [map]

January 6-12, 2013

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
Brasstown, NC [map]

January 4-6, 2013

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Unicoi State Park
Helen, GA [map]

November 15-18, 2012. Karen teaching and performing autoharp and mountain dulcimer.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Ridgedale Library
Solo Performance - 10:30 a.m.
12601 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN
612-543-8800 [map]
Price: Free

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Sumner Library
Solo Performance - 2:00 p.m.
611 Van White Memorial Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
612-543-6875 [map]
Price: Free

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Thursday Evening Guitar Class
Columbia Heights, MN
763-528-4603 [map]

Beginning and Intermediate Levels, six weeks between October 11 and December 6 (check program details for exact dates).

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Camp Sambica
Seattle, WA [map]

September 30-October 5, with Bryan Bowers, Cathy Britell, and Richard Scholtz.

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Coming Up

  • May 16
    California Autoharp Gathering,  Dunlap, CA
     
  • Jun 8
    Ozark Folk Center,  Mountain View
     
  • Jul 21
    ,  Moniaive
     
  • Sep 24
    Seattle Autoharp Week,  Seattle
     
  • Oct 17
    Cambria Pickin' in the Pines,  Cambria