• Winner: Best Song - June 2010 - West Coast Songwriters ("I'm Living My Life")

• Winner: 2009 and 2010 National Top 100 Artists, Music Connection Magazine

• Winner: 2009 Best of the Best: Los Angeles Women in Music ("Mirabelle," "Too Little")

• Winner: 2008 Song of the Year: West Coast Songwriters ("Mirabelle")

• Winner: Best Performance - May 2009, July 2008 - West Coast Songwriters Hollywood Competition ("She Burned Down the Battery, "Savin It," "Deeper In")

• Winner: Best Song - April 2009, May 2008 - West Coast Songwriters ' Hollywood Competition ("Mirabelle," "Sun On My Face")

• 2009 Songwriter Spotlight: Featured artist for exemplary songwriting on launch of songwritersvantage.com

• 2007: Artist-in-Residence, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, California

• Winner: June 2007 West Coast Songwriters Hollywood Competition ("Smooth Sailing")

• Finalist: 2009 and 2007 Los Angeles Women in Music/ GINA for Missing Persons Song Contest ("Smooth Sailing," "Mirabelle")

•Winner: 2006 Los Angeles Songwriter's Co-op/ Nashville Tracks Songwriting Competition ("Smooth Sailing")

• Winner: 2005 Barry Manilow/Concord Records Scholarship for "Writing Lyrics That Succeed and Endure"

• Winner: 2003 Best New Recording by a Choir for women's voices, Vox Femina Los Angeles featuring two of Karen's compositions ("Totally Exposed" and "I Love A Rainbow")

• Finalist: 2001 USA Songwriting Competition ("Judah and His Maccabees")

• 1980 Hermitage Foundation Educational Scholarship

• Bachelor of Music, East Carolina University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

ASCAP
AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD-AFTRA
WEST COAST SONGWRITERS
LOS ANGELES WOMEN IN MUSIC
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSN INTERNATIONAL
AMERICAN COMPOSER'S GUILD