Feb. 6, 2013
For Immediate Release
By Rebekah A. Southwood, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Denine LeBlanc, instructor of piano in the University of Louisville Community Music Program, is performing at Campbellsville University Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.
The recital is free open to the public.
LeBlanc, who also teaches arts and humanities at Coleridge-Taylor Montessori School in downtown Louisville, said, “Gifts are meant to be shared and this belief is the driving force in my teaching.”
She has performed both traditional and new music concerts throughout the United States and in France, Germany, Hungary and Italy.
In the summer of 2010, LeBlanc joined the faculty of the Grumo Festival in Grumo, Italy as an artist and teacher and in Germany, she presented a program for the soldiers and their families at the American Army base, Rose Barracks, in Vilseck, Germany.
Her son, Pfc. Adrian Adams, was in the audience, which proved to be one of the most significant performances of her life.
On her summer tour in 2011, LeBlanc played concerts for The American Corner in Hungary and presented additional recitals for the American soldiers and their families stationed in Baumholder, Wiesbaden and Vilseck, Germany.
LeBlanc has taught and performed at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Mich. and been a collaborative pianist in the Advanced Vocal Institute at the famed Interlochen Arts Camp. She has also lectured widely and published articles based on her research in the Isidore Philipp Archives at the University of Louisville.
Past president of both the Greater Louisville Music Teachers Association and the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, LeBlanc holds a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance and music history from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She holds a master of music from the University of Louisville School of Music and a bachelor of music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, both in applied piano.
LeBlanc has released two compact disks, “The Sun Shines Bright” and “Weep no More” which feature original piano music by Kentucky composers, a project in which she is actively involved.
A masterclass by LeBlanc will be Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon for graduate and undergraduate piano majors on literature they are studying. It will be in The Gheens Recital Hall.
LeBlanc, who has four children, lives in the historic district of Old Louisville.
For more information, contact Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, at (270) 789-5287.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.
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