Professional of the Year - Music Education/Entertainment/Music

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Karen P. Lim-Smith

Title: Owner
Industry: Music Education/Entertainment/Music
Type of Organization: Music Studio
Major Product/Service: Music education including violin, viola, piano, guitar and ukulele lessons
Expertise: Ms. Lim-Smith is a performer and teacher, having taught violin for over 20 years. She has toured with Andrea Bocelli and Diana Ross and the Supremes throughout the U.S. She also appears frequently with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and The Tulsa Opera Orchestra during the operatic seasons. She performs on baroque instruments with the Fort Worth Early Music and the Orchestra of New Spain.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Texas Music Educators Association; Denton Music Teachers Association; Carrollton Music Teachers Association; Music Teachers National Association; National Association of Professional Women; International Womenís Leadership Association; Continental Who's Who; Oxford Who's Who; President's Volunteer Service Award Program
University/Degree: Dipl., Music, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; B.M., Australian National University, Australian Institute of Music; M.A., Music; M.A., Journalism; University of North Texas
Hobbies/Sports: Music
Honors & Awards: Won, first prize at the Mozart National String Competition; Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition, Oxford Who's Who, 2017; Professional of the Year, Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide, 2015-2017; Inspirational Woman of the Year, Women's Radio Network, 2015; Women of Outstanding Leadership, International Women's Leadership Association, 2015; VIP Woman of the Year, N.A.P.W., 2014
Published Works: 6 CD's with husband
Career Accomplishments: Ms. Lim-Smith and her husband volunteer their time performing free concerts for people who have Alzheimerís disease and dementia. Music Starz Studios performs at 14 assisted living and memory care facilities, and has provided live music for: 22 free concerts during summer and fall of 2015, 22 free concerts during Christmas of 2015, 25 free concerts during spring of 2016, 82 free concerts during summer of 2016, 24 free concerts fall of 2016, 26 free concerts during Christmas of 2016, and 15 free concerts January of 2017. Music Starz Studios is accepted for the second year in the President's Volunteer Service Award Program. Serenata Strings (managed by Lim-Smith) performs more than 300 weddings, social and corporate events, church services and concerts per year.