John Karr

Photo of John Karr Dr. John Karr graduated with a Bachelor's of Music Education from the University of Montevallo in 1979, a Master's of Music Education from the University of Louisville in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Kentucky in 1997. He has published articles on fifteenth- century topics including improvised polyphony, reviews for the Renaissance Quarterly, and entries in the Reader's Guide to Music. Dr. Karr is an editor whose works include two volumes of eighteenth-century Tuscan motets and his current project, a two-volume edition of fifteenth-century psalms from Italian manuscripts to be published later this year by the Institute of Medieval Music. He has also read papers ranging in subject matter from chant in the 15th century to The Temptations and Motown. Currently he is teaching music history at Fresno State University and serving as coeditor of the Monuments of Tuscan Music. Dr. Karr has sung as a baritone (and occasionally countertenor) soloist with the Louisville early music ensembles Timechange and the Louisville Collegium Musicum. For the latter ensemble he sang solos in the Cl rambault and Charpentier Te Deums, Cl rambault's cantata Amor e Baccus and Carissimi's Jephte. He sang the baritone solos in the Kodaly Budavari Te Deum and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb for the Louisville Choral Arts Society, and most recently sang the baritone solos for the Fresno Community Chorus performance of Rossini's Petite Messe solenelle.