Seattle Pro Musica is a critically acclaimed choral organization comprised of four performing ensembles. Recipient of the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, Seattle Pro Musica is ranked by American Record Guide as “among America’s very best choirs.” Under Artistic Director Karen P. Thomas, Seattle Pro Musica has received international acclaim for its CD recordings and live performances. Choir and Organ magazine writes: “Seattle Pro Musica presents a cappella singing at its best.” Seattle Pro Musica has appeared on the NPR radio show Saint Paul Sunday, and at numerous international and national festivals, including the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Conference of Chorus America. In 2013 Seattle Pro Musica and the Seattle Symphony and Chorale joined forces to co-host the Annual Conference of Chorus America, bringing choral luminaries from all over the country together to celebrate choral music in Seattle.
Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director and Conductor, has conducted at international festivals in Europe and North America, and has lectured for Chorus America, the American Guild of Organists, the American Choral Director’s Association, the Seattle Symphony and numerous festivals and events. She has received awards from the NEA, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and ASCAP, among others. Named the Washington State “Outstanding Choral Director” for 2012, she has been lauded for her “charismatic...magnetic podium presence.” She currently serves on the Seattle Music Commission, and on the boards of Chorus America, the American Choral Directors Association (NW) and the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.