Recently Karin was one of four named winners at the International Conducting Competition in Macon, Georgia, USA, and past awards include talent grants from the Peabody Conservatory and the Mozarteum, Salzburg. She has been an Assistant or Cover Conductor for the Baltimore Symphony, the San Diego Ballet, and the Baltimore Opera. Karin has prepared orchestras for Sir Colin Davis, Marin Alsop, Christian Thielemann, Jac van Steen, and Sir Mark Elder, and has conducted in workshop with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Winnipeg Symphony.
Karin has coached with Leif Segerstam, the late Sir Colin Davis, and was recently one of three finalists for the Taki Concordia Foundation Fellowship. As an Honorable Mention Winner she will receive professional mentorship over the next two years from the Foundation.