Cathedral of Christ the King
7/10/2020 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Jan Kraybill is a musical leader, dynamic speaker, performer, educator, organ consultant, and enthusiastic advocate for the power of music to change lives for the better. In addition to maintaining a very active concert schedule, in the Kansas City metro area, she is Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Organist-in-Residence at Community of Christ headquarters, and organist at Village on Antioch Presbyterian Church.
Jan performs as both a solo and collaborative musician, designs and leads international hymn festivals, and teaches workshops on a variety of topics including personal creativity.
While in high school in Colby, Kansas, she was invited to play her first European piano recital, in Andover, England; she has performed in North America, Australia, Europe, Russia, South Korea, and Tahiti. She has been a featured artist and presenter at regional and national conventions of the AGO, the Hymn Society, the American Choral Directors Association, and other musicians’ organizations, and on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and other broadcasts. Several solo and collaborative recordings are available, including her most recent solo disc with Reference Recordings, The Orchestral Organ, released in May 2019.
Dr. Kraybill has degrees in music education and piano and organ performance. She attained the AGO’s Fellow certificate, organists’ highest certification level, in 2010. She has served in local, regional, and national roles in the AGO and other non-profit organizations. Her extra-musical interests include lacemaking, painting, and riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Connect with Dr. Kraybill at jankraybill.com.