Karen's Bio

Karen Shepherd is a composer, violinist, and vocalist from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is of Cree/Nihiyaw ancestry.She has performed as both a soloist and a group musician for the past two decades. Karen and her group, The Crow Girls, received a 2008 Native American Music Award for Best Folk Recording and a nomination from the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Aboriginal Songwriter.  

Karen has traveled widely and performed internationally. Performances include: The Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the International Society for Music Education in Pretoria, South Africa, and the International Day celebrations in Gwangju, South Korea. 

She performed with Metis artist, Laura Vinson in 2011 and 2013 for "The Spirit Sings tour" in Belgium and The Netherlands. 

She is currently studying Music Composition a Macewan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.