University of California - Los Angeles, Bachelor of Music 1971
Juilliard School, Masters Degree 1972 - 1973
Mr. Karon pursued the study of Solfege for which he won the Longy Award for Achievement upon hls graduation from Juilliard. Solfege is making music without an instrument. This means singing and the musician must think the music he wants to hear in terms of pitch, breath control and sound color and then produce it with his own body as the instrument. This teaches players that the music comes from them and not only their instrument. This study formed a base for Mr. Karon's teaching techniques as did further studies with William Vacchiano and Vincent Penzarella of the New York Philharmonic and Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony.