An absolutely great rehearsal by vocalist/composer Karla Gutierrez. She’ll be performing 3 original songs at TEDxFIU.

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Hear Karla’s music on her Youtube Channel.

Karla Gutierrez is a senior in music technology and voice at FIU. Originally from Cartago, Costa Rica, she has a master’s in business administration and for many years worked as a human resources coordinator at a Swiss corporation. Before passing away, Gutierrez’s mom urged her to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer. Gutierrez quit her job and moved to Argentina to study jazz and then enrolled at FIU to hone her performing and composing skills. She has performed in classical choirs, salsa orchestras, jazz combos, symphony orchestras and musical theater. She is currently working on a indiepop record with FIU alumnus and Costa Rican composer Fabrizio Montero. An active member of the FIU community, Gutierrez is founder of the student chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the president of the Electro­Acoustic Research Society and participates in the International Student Peer Mentor Program.

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