Kari Medina is a Seattle composer and pianist who writes in a wide variety of musical genres, merging traditional and modern styles, and blending classical and popular vocal and instrumental traditions. Her music explores everything from classical art song, chamber works, and solo and choral pieces, to Celtic folk song and congregational hymnody.
Ms. Medina holds a BM and MA in music composition. During her long tenure as Music Director at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA., she specialized in developing material that explored the "ancient/modern" traditions in worship, celebrating early music and traditional liturgical forms in the context of newly composed classical music. In addition, she has worked as a studio musician, composing and arranging for film, theater and television.
She and her husband, John, have two sons.