Dubuque, Iowa – The
Clarke University Music Department presents Heidi Riepe and Joel Brown as they perform
a piano duet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in Jansen Music Hall on
Clarke’s campus. Admission is free.
Riepe graduated from the University of Kansas with a
bachelor of music in piano performance. She studied with Barnard Abromovitch at
the University of California-Berkeley and taught piano at various studios in
Oakland. In 1977 she moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, her husband’s hometown, and
established a piano studio there. Eventually, she began to partner musically with
Brown at Iowa Wesleyan College.
Brown earned a bachelor in music at Lenoir Rhyne College in
Hickory, N.C., studying piano. He received a master’s of music in piano and a
doctor of music in piano pedagogy and music literature at Indiana University. In
1972 he joined the faculty of Iowa Wesleyan College and retired from that
position as Professor Emeritus of Music in 2012.
The program for the Clarke performance includes Slavonic
Dance by Dvořák, 4 Fantasies on American Folksongs by Townsend, Sonatina by
Kuhlau and Fantasy by Schubert.
For more information, contact the
Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences
university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their
workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40
undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs and six graduate
degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city
of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.