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Karen Burke

Expert in choir conducting, music education and gospel music

Associate Professor

School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design - Department of Music

Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext. 77131

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School of AMPD Profile
CBC Music - Toronto Mass Choir
680 News - Popular high school musical comedy “Glee” returns to TV Tuesday night
Toronto Star - Niagara concert welcomes migrant farm workers
Brampton Guardian - Energy, spirit infused in gospel concert
Cashbox Magazine - “How Great Thou Art”
YFile - Six choirs, 200 voices join forces for Gospel Inter Varsity Explosion (G.I.V.E.)


Lifetime Achievement Award - 2013
Glass Awards of Canada

Total Prayze ‘Trailblazer’ Lifetime Achievement Award - 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award - 2012
Gospel Music Association of Canada

Urban/R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Gospel Song of the Year, Seasonal Album of the Year - 2011
Gospel Music Association of Canada

Shai Award, Urban/Soul Album of the Year - 2007

Covenant Award, Traditional Gospel Album of the Year - 2006

JUNO Award, Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year - 2003


Toronto Mass Choir
Co-founder and director

York University Gospel Choir
Founding director

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