"A true virtuoso."

1986 International Autoharp Champion

2006 Autoharp Hall of Fame

2012-13 McKnight Fellow


Karen's longtime dulcimer student Grant Olson has won first place in the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas. The talented 17 year old has been studying with Karen for six years. He played arrangements of classical, ragtime, and old-time fiddle music, and wowed the judges and crowd with his fine performance. Congratulations to him!


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Coming Up

  • Feb 7
    Florida Acoustic Winter Gathering,  Mt. Dora
  • May 12
    California Autoharp Gathering,  Dunlap, CA
  • Jun 11
    Ozark Folk Center,  Mountain View
  • Jun 24
    Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering,  Newport
  • Jul 19
    Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Week,  Asheville