Luther College hosts Dorian Keyboard Festival honors recitals

The 61st annual Luther College Dorian Keyboard Festival will showcase the top performers of the festival in two recitals Saturday, Nov. 10, with the Middle School Students Honors Recital at 4:45 p.m. and the High School Student Honors Recital at 5:30 p.m.

The performances, open to the public with no charge for admission, are held in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

As part of the Dorian Keyboard Festival weekend, piano and organ students and teachers from around the region have the chance to study one-on-one with the festival faculty, perform in a public or private setting, and attend recitals and masterclasses.

The Dorian Keyboard Festival's participants, in grades 5 -12, perform their chosen repertoire for the festival clinicians throughout the day. Outstanding festival participants will be selected Saturday afternoon to perform in the festival honors recitals in Luther's Noble Recital Hall that evening. The recitals feature the chosen students' repertoire from the festival. Luther keyboard faculty, guest clinician Cyndie Caruth and guest artist Rochelle Sennet will serve as clinicians for the festival.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with five 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.