Professor of Music (Piano)
On Faculty since 1987
Office: McAlister Hall 222
D.M., Piano Performance and Literature, Indiana University, 1983
M.M. Piano Performance, Indiana University, 1972
B.M., University of Manitoba, 1970
About Karin Redekopp Edwards
Karin Redekopp Edwards performs frequently in Canada and the U.S. as guest artist with orchestra and in solo recital. As a member of the duo piano team, Redekopp and Edwards, she has performed in Japan, Korea, England, Canada, and the U.S. and recorded “Two-Piano Tapestry: Redekopp & Edwards” and the “Mennonite Piano Concerto.” With grants from the Canada Council, Dr. Edwards earned MM and DM degrees at Indiana University, studying with artist-teachers Abbey Simon, Alfonso Montecino, Julius Herford, and Menahem Pressler. Chamber music coaches included Josef Gingold, Janos Starker, and William Primrose. As a collaborative artist, Dr. Edwards has recorded several CDs, performed on “Live from WFMT,” toured South Africa, Israel, Europe, England, Canada and the U.S. and has appeared as guest pianist at chamber music festivals, with broadcasts on National Public Radio. Dr. Edwards has served as the pianist for the Milwaukee Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, working with conductors Robert Shaw, Lukas Foss, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, and others. She has recorded a solo CD featuring works of Chopin, Liszt and Eckhardt-Gramatté and is featured on a CD of Canadian artists. Dr. Edwards has served as 1st Vice President and Convention Chair of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association.