Title/Position: Director, Admissions and RecruitmentProfile:
Karen Kerr is director of admission and recruitment at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Her office is responsible for graduate and undergraduate recruitment, admissions, and auditions for over 800 applicants annually to the Frost School. Kerr was named Director of Admission for the UM Frost School of Music in 2006. Since taking over the position she has streamlined several areas by moving to online reports and was a co-developer of an online database to track audition information. A strong supporter of academic standards, she has been instrumental in the significant increase of the academic profile for admitted undergraduate students since being appointed director. Karen serves on the Executive Committee of the Frost School and the UM unit Liaison Committee and is a current member of ICCAM, the Independent Consortium on College Admissions in Music, The College Music Society and the National Music Roundtable. Originally from Indiana, Kerr earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University Southeast where her principal instrument was piano. She has over 18 years of college admission experience. Prior to joining the Frost School she served on the admissions staff at The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and the admissions staff at Indiana University Southeast.