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Cross-Town Trio to perform
March 8 at the Fine Arts Center
Feb. 28, 2006 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas
State University in Jonesboro will present the ensemble Cross-Town Trio
in concert Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center
As a chamber music ensemble, trio formed the group in 2000 in response
to the theme of the World Saxophone Congress XII held in Montreal,
Canada. Dr. Karen Griebling, viola, and Dr John Krebs, piano, both teach
at Hendrix College in Conway and Dr. Jackie Lamar, saxophone, teaches at
the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
In addition to the Montreal Congress, Cross-Town Trio has performed at
the Arkansas Governor’s School and with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Music Series “Music in the Market.”
Dr. Griebling, professor of music, has taught at Hendrix since the fall
of 1987. She holds degrees the University of Texas, the University of
Houston, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. As a
violist, she is currently a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Her composition teachers have included Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler,
Warren Benson, Michael Horvit, and Donald Grantham. Dr. Griebling was
selected Ohio Music Teachers’ Association Composer of the Year in 1987
and received an Artist’s Fellowship Grant from the Arkansas Arts Council
Dr. Griebling is a BMI Composer. She has composed several works for
saxophone commissioned by Jackie Lamar, including “Postcards from
London,” premiered at World Saxophone Congress XI, and “Petroglyph
Dances Series II,” premiered at World Saxophone Congress XII. Her
catalog includes a great deal of chamber music for viola in addition to
opera, lieder, ballet, orchestral, and choral works.
Dr. Lamar is professor of music at UCA where she teaches saxophone and
conducts jazz and saxophone ensembles. She holds a doctorate of musical
arts and a master’s degree from the University of North Texas, and a
bachelor’s degree from UCA. Her principal teachers have been Debra
Richtmeyer, Jim Riggs, and Homer Brown.
Dr. Krebs is currently associate professor of music at Hendrix. He holds
degrees from the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois and
Northwestern University. A versatile solo and chamber pianist, Dr. Krebs
has performed frequently in the southeast region. He is active in the
College Music Society and numerous other organizations. He has been
selected to serve as both a regional and national accompanist for the
Music Teachers National Association competitions. His awards include a
Fullbright Grant for study in Freiburg, Germany at the Staatliche
Hochshule fur Musik.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more details, please
call the Department of Music at 870-972-2094.
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