Kara Rysavy

Associate Artistic Director

Kara Rysavy is in her fifth season as the conductor of the Cantabile Singers, and in her second year with the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota. Ms. Rysavy is the 7-12 vocal music director for the Albany 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. In her free time, Ms. Rysavy enjoys spending time with her three boys and dog, doing yoga, and reading.