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Award-winning Singer Songwriter 
Author, Teaching Artist & Playwright

"Have you ever been afraid of the dark? My music is that feeling you get when you turn on the light."

Karla continues to inspire music lovers on an international scale and her fans expect nothing short of brilliant artistry with each song she writes.   

As a teaching artist, Karla is the passionate founder of the SHINE On Music program traveling to underserved and rural communities to educate, encourage, and empower students in those targeted areas. Learn more



"MY KING IS COMING” is a combination of poetry, passion, and faith. I wrote the songs as a story unfolding before the listener capturing the very moment the decision was made to leave the past behind and step into the light.

Jesus, the savior of my soul, this one's all for you.

NEW Children's Bedtime Lullaby Book

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2024 Award Winner "Best Children's Picture Book" category by Christian Indie Publishing Association

I'm so excited to have my lullaby song now published into this beautiful children's bedtime lullaby book!

This lyrical tale begins with Mary, the mother of God, singing a lullaby to her precious baby boy as she holds him close in her arms.

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"I wrote the songs for my Christmas CD titled, "Hope is Alive" ranking #1 on the charts since its' release in 2010 and now my songs have been scripted into a Christmas play. Learn More

"Everything Must Change"

 Bauer delivers again with Nina Simone tribute album

"The Bauer voice is low, I guess it would be called a contralto, and her delivery is convincing; her conviction is strong. Her articulation is true, and when she bends the "pity" in "Isn't it a Pity," you feel it, and then she builds a fabulous climax as well-twice-and then backs off for the close." Roger Atkinson, Jam - Jazz Ambassador Magazine

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