Karissa Swanson is an active musician and music educator in the Denver Area. Karissa teaches general and vocal music in Denver Public Schools, and has been teaching music for 14 years. Prior to joining St. Martin’s Chamber choir in 2011, Karissa sang with Denver-based Cantorei, and before that with the St. Olaf Choir while a music education student. Karissa is a co-founding member of and performs with Falling For Annie, a local female folk trio that specializes in vocal harmonies sung a cappella or accompanied by banjo, guitar, ukulele, cello, piano, and percussion. When she’s not making music or teaching, Karissa loves adventures on her live aboard sailboat, mountain biking, creating delicious vegan meals, running, practicing yoga, and creating.