John Krebs to perform piano recital Sept. 30

Pianist John Krebs will perform a piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther College campus. 

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

The program features works by contemporary composers Sebastian Currier, Timothy Kramer, Sheila Silver and George Tsontakis. Krebs will offer comments on each of the works preceding his performance. 

A native of Iowa, Krebs holds degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois and the University of Maryland. Krebs has been at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas for the past 20 years. At Hendrix, he has taught 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, Scotland, Slovenia and Thailand. He has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association at the local, state and national levels, and in 2011 he was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow. Previously he taught at Central Missouri State University and Prince George's Community College, and was professor of music at Luther from 1989-92.

Krebs will also offer a Master Class to selected students at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept 29 in the Noble Recital Hall.