Karen Lundgren began her early musical training in the Chicago area. She studied with Richard Graff and Donald Peck of the Chicago Symphony. Ms. Lundgren continued her musical studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance and Music Education. At the USC School of Music, she received her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance with David Shostac. Ms. Lundgren also auditioned and performed in numerous master classes given by Geoffrey Gilbert, former principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic, and Peter Lloyd, former principal flute of the London Symphony.
Karen Lundgren is the Chairman of the Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Department, the flute instructor, and a chamber music coach at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. Along with holding this position for many years, Ms. Lundgren has been active in the Los Angeles freelance community. She has played with numerous orchestras including the Long Beach Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Symphony, and Antelope Valley Symphony. Ms. Lundgren is also on the faculty at California Polytechnic University at Pomona, and is the Flute Coach at the Idyllwild Summer Instrumental Music Program in Idyllwild, California.