- D.M., Doctor of Music, Indiana University, 1988
Karen Taylor is founder/director of the IU Young Pianists Program and the Summer Piano Academy, and is coordinator of piano pedagogy studies.
She has performed solo recitals in the United States and Europe, and taught more than 75 master classes, lectures, and workshops across the Midwest.
Her many teaching honors and awards include a Teacher of the Year citation (1988) by the IMTA, a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, and grants from the Ecole Normale de Musique and the French government for study in Paris.
She has acted as consultant to writers and filmmakers on aspects of French pianism, and has had articles published in the Journal of the American Liszt Society, Keyboard Companion, among others.