Praised by the South Florida Classical Review for her "dazzling" and "incisive" performance, Dr. Karlyn Viña is a dynamic and creative percussionist based in Miami, FL. As a performer, Karlyn has a passion for solo, chamber, and orchestral music, with a particular interest in contemporary music. Karlyn has an active freelance career in South Florida, performing regularly with the Palm Beach Symphony and Florida Grand Opera.
Dr. Viña serves as a Teaching Artist for the Miami Music Project, and as an Adjunct Percussion Instructor at Westminster Christian School, Ransom Everglades School, and Florida Christian School. Additionally, she maintains a busy private studio in Miami, teaching concert percussion, keyboard percussion, timpani, and drum set.
Karlyn earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Miami as a fellow of the Henry Mancini Institute. Her dissertation focuses on the performance of works for theatrical percussion. She also holds degrees in Percussion Performance and Music Education from The Boston Conservatory and the University of Maryland.