Kara Rysavy is the Cantabile Manager and Director. Previous to Cantabile joining YCCM, Ms. Rysavy was the Artistic Director for Cantabile for three seasons. Ms. Rysavy has worked as Middle School Choral Educator for the Sartell and St. Cloud students for over 15 years and is currently employed as the Fine Arts District Program Director for the St. Cloud School District. She earned her undergraduate vocal performance and education degrees from the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University and she received her Masters of teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University. Ms. Rysavy began her own choral experience as a fourth grader in a choir program very similar to Cantabile, in her hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. She knew at a very early age that she wanted to have a career making music with students. Ms. Rysavy has also enjoyed participating on stage for Great Theatre and directing the adult choir at St. Francis Xavier, in Sartell. In her free time, Ms. Rysavy enjoys spending time with her three boys and dog, doing yoga, and reading.