Luther College to host Dorian Keyboard Festival Finalist Recital

The Dorian Keyboard Festival will showcase the top performers of the festival in a recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther College campus.

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

The recital, given by the top Keyboard Festival participants, will feature the artists' repertoire from the festival. The Dorian Keyboard Festival has participants ranging in age from grades 5 -12 who perform their chosen repertoire for the festival clinicians throughout the day. Luther College keyboard faculty; guest artists Jordan Buchholtz, class of '13, and Charles Hoeft, class of '14; and guest clinician Cyndie Caruth, a piano instructor for more than 30 years from Ankeny, Iowa, will serve as clinicians for the festival. The finalists are chosen Saturday afternoon to play for the recital that evening. This is the highest honor that a student can receive at the Dorian Keyboard Festival.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and nearly 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 275 music majors study music theory/ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.