Luther College to host Dorian keyboard guest recital Nov. 10

Luther alumni and professional pianists Jordan Buchholtz and Charles Hoeft will co-headline the Dorian keyboard guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

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

Buchholtz will perform Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828, by Bach and Variations on a French Nöel, Op. 7, by Kevin Oldham.

As a pianist, collaborator and teacher, Buchholtz is an active performer in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. The Spring Valley, Minnesota, native performs as a solo pianist and in chamber music recitals. She also works with local groups like the Kansas City Women's Choir and individual vocalists and instrumentalists.

Buchholtz earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from Luther in 2013. She went on to garner a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is working toward an artist's certificate from UMKC. She is a music faculty member at Johnson County Community College in addition to providing music reviews for

Hoeft will perform three pieces by Johannes Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 118, Béla Bartók and "Szabadban" (Out of Doors), BB 89, by Bartók.

Residing in the Kansas City area, Hoeft is a piano instructor at Music House School of Music in Lenexa, Kansas. He teaches private piano lessons, group piano classes and community classes. In addition, Hoeft is an accompanist at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas, working with five choirs. He is the organist for Salem Lutheran Church in Lenexa and serves as a substitute organist for other area churches in the Kansas City area.

Hoeft earned a Bachelor of Arts in music and English from Luther in 2014. He was the recipient of the Distinction in Accompanying Competition Award in 2013. He received a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While a student there, he was the 2015 Concerto/Aria Competition award winner and was a graduate assistant in the opera department.

Both Buchholtz and Hoeft returned to Luther for Dorian Summer Music Camp in the summer of 2017, teaching the keyboard workshop, providing private lessons and accompanying the choirs.

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 more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.

Jordan Buchholtz
Charles Hoeft