Luther's Kathryn Reed to perform harpsichord recital Sept. 19

Performing a mix of solo harpsichord and chamber works Kathryn Reed, Luther College instructor in music, will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus.

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

In addition to two works by J. S. Bach, this recital will feature music of the French Baroque by Jacques de Chambonnières, François Couperin and Jean-Phillipe Rameau.

Joining Reed will be faculty colleagues Heather Armstrong, oboe; Spencer Martin, viola and Baroque violin; and Cole Tutino, cello. In addition Tutino will premiere Luther's newly acquired piccolo cello as part of the performance.

In addition to teaching harpsichord and ear training, she serves as director of Luther's Collegium Musicum and teaches in the first-year Paideia program.

Reed moved to Decorah in 1995 from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she studied and taught musicology and early keyboard instruments. Reed has also taught Music Appreciation, Music of J.S. Bach, and multiple study abroad courses in the U.K. and Europe.

Maintaining a small studio of private piano students, Reed also co-directs Burning Bright, an annual community benefit concert. She also plays in the local eclectic folk quartet, "Clearview Road."  

Reed has performed as a harpsichord soloist and continuo player throughout the Midwest and in New York's Carnegie Hall.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and nearly 1,000 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 300 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.