State Participant Info

Kara Iwanowski,

Kara, our Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland
for 2019, recently returned from representing the state at the national program in Mobile, Alabama. She spent two weeks making 49 amazing friends from all over the country. In addition to having the experience of a lifetime, Kara was also selected as a talent winner and self expression winner. We could not be more proud of her!

Here is a little bit about our incredible state representative. Kara began playing the piano at the age of five. Now, at eighteen, Kara
has found music to be the common thread among her favorite life experiences, and a passion she continues to pursue throughout life. Kara has participated in several summer programs such as the Intermuse International Music Institute and Festival and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.

Kara also enjoys teaching her friends and neighbors to play the piano. Karahas also worked with several prominent musicians, including Brian Ganz, Elizabeth Borowsky, Arno Drucker, Frederick Minger, Washington Garcia, Mark Hardy, Cecylia Barczyk, and Jonathan Carney. Kara recently graduated as Valedictorian from the Baltimore School for the Arts. She currently studies with Marian Hahn at the Peabody Institute as she prepares for college.

She finds joy in giving back to the community, particularly in ways that involve music. Kara organized a benefitconcert this past April to support victims of sexual assault, and hopes to make it a yearly endeavor. She plans to study music education and collaborative piano at the University of Miami next fall, and aspires to share her passion for music as a music educator.

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