Karen Purcell received degrees from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH;
New England Conservatory of Music (Magna cum Laude), Boston, MA; and post graduate study at The Juilliard School & Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Instructor of Voice/General Music Classes — United Nations International School.
Duties included First through Fourth Grade Music classes in the Junior School and Chorus classes in the Middle School. Full time for one year, then part time. Private Voice and Speech Instruction. New York, NY
Professor of Voice/Speech — New York University
Duties included 2 Voice classes and 2 Speech and Diction classes. Classes were three hours in length. New York, NY
Professor of Voice/Speech/Accent Reduction — Lee Strasberg Theater Institute
Duties included 2 Voice classes and 2 Speech Accent Reduction classes for foreign students. Classes were three hours in length. New York, NY
Instructor of Voice/Speech/Diction/Deportment — Private and class instruction to the corporate sector in New York City. Some clients include: Armstrong, Merrill-Lynch, Morgan-Stanley, and several large law firms...including NPR — WNYC's own Beth Fertig. New York, NY
"I would like to thank Dr. Purcell for her guidance and assistance with my diction and my speech skills."
— Bruno Cohen, Chairman, The Galien Foundation, New York, NY and Paris, France
Instructor of Voice/Speech — private studio. New York, NY
Instructor of Voice — assistant to Professor Ellen Repp of Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY.....students include the Metropolitan Opera's Broadcast Announcer, Margaret Juntwait.
Instructor of Speech/Diction/Accent Reduction — Marnie Cooper School of Acting
Instructor of Speech/Voice — New Beginnings Professional Theater Camp.
Students ranged in age from five to eleven. Private and class instruction.
Founder and Director — New York Academy of Theatrical Training.
This organization is a comprehensive Theater Arts Program bringing many aspects of Theatrical Training to young students. The group has been employed at Theater Camps and After School programs. One course was in place at the United Nations International School.
Instructor of Speech/Humanities — Berkeley Business School.
Duties included three classes of English Grammar and Composition and two classes of Speech, including Presentation Instruction. Junior College level students. "Speak — Naturally and Stress Free" was presented to the professors, staff, and executive board of Berkeley Business School as an ongoing training program. New York, NY
Instructor of Voice — State University of New York at Purchase.
Duties included Private Voice instruction and two courses in Music History. Purchase, NY
Instructor of Voice — University of Miami, Miami, FL.
Duties included Private Voice/Speech instruction and Public Relations liaison. Miami, FL
Instructor of Voice — Miami/Dade Community College.
Duties included Private Voice instruction and four courses in Survey of World Music. These were lecture courses of 150 students each. Miami, FL
Instructor of Voice — New England Conservatory of Music.
Duties included Private Voice instruction, and three courses of Sight-Singing in the Extension School. Elementary through High School age students. Karen Barlar-Purcell was a student at this time. Boston, MA
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