Kara Alfano M.M.

Academic Advisor, School of Nursing and School of Education
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Music

19 years with Concordia

What never fails to make you laugh?

So many things as I LOVE to laugh! (My family and students can attest to this!)

I can be pretty goofy, so when others are authentically having fun and being a little goofy, too, it will always make me laugh!

Which moment would you like to have a do-over of?

I wish I had gone to the Harry Connick Jr. concert during my freshmen year of college! The concert was the night before my German language final, and I was so focused on earning straight “A’s” that I thought it would be irresponsible to go enjoy a concert in Ann Arbor when I had a final the next day (and I was ready for that final, too, so I really COULD have gone to that concert!). That’s why when advising students, I always make sure they are striving for a healthy school – work – life balance.

What is your go-to karaoke song?

You’re asking a former voice music major this question? Oh, so many great options! One of my favorites to karaoke to in the car is “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s such a classic!

What non-existent job do you wish existed?

That’s a tough one! I think with a little imagination, hard work, and help from others, any productive but non-existent job COULD be coaxed into existence! I’m blessed to be combining my love of listening to and helping people along with my love of teaching music into a fun job combination of academic advising and vocal music teaching.

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