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Visiting pianist to give "mind-bending" performance

September 13, 2012

Drake University will host a performance by John Krebs, professor of piano at Hendrix College and Iowa native, on Tuesday, Sept. 25. He will present works by Timothy Kramer, Richard Danielpour, and George Tsontakis. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main at 7:30 p.m.

“This concert promises to be a most rewarding and mind-bending experience for all who attend,” says Nicholas Roth, associate professor of piano at Drake. “The program features modern works that are seldom-heard. I'm especially excited for our students, who are sure to gain inspiration from the performance.”

Krebs holds degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Maryland. He has taught around the country and has been at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. for the past 20 years. His teaching duties have included music theory, music history and literature, an opera survey course, jazz history, and studio piano. He has also served as chair of both the Hendrix music department and humanities area. An avid collaborative pianist, Krebs has performed in Canada, Germany, Slovenia, Scotland, and Thailand. He has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) at the local, state, and national levels, and in 2011 he was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow.