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CU to host Centre College professor in organ recital

Oct. 15, 2013
For Immediate Release

By Kasey Ricketts, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Zach Klobnak, professor from Centre College, will be giving a guest organ recital on Monday, Oct. 21 in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, beginning at 8 p.m.

He will be preforming works by Fanny Mendelssohn, J.S Bach, and Charles-Marie Widor. Everyone is welcomed to attend this event free of charge.

Zack Klobnak
Zack Klobnak

The recital is on the 1894 Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ enlarged and rebuilt by Moller, Pilcher and Milnar Organ Companies. It has three manuals, pedalboard and 51 ranks.

Klobnak is college organist and instructor of organ, harpsichord and piano at Centre. He is also director of music and organist at the Presbyterian Church of Danville.

A native of Iowa, he attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he earned an undergraduate degree in music. He obtained his master of music degree from the University of Florida.

Klobnak’s principle teachers included Danan Robinson, Laura Ellis and Gregory Peterson. He also studied harpsichord with Kathryn Reed and choral conducting with Donald Nally, Fred Stoltzfus and Timothy Peter.
He is a doctoral candidate in organ performance and literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he held the Marcella K. Brownson Fellowship for organ studies.

Klobnak is an active recitalist and is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.

He has previously held church music positions in Illinois, Florida and Iowa.

During the summer of 2013, Klobnak studied French organ literature and design in Paris and in the Alps region of France.

In his spare time, he is an avid runner, a yoga enthusiast, and a self-proclaimed political junkie.

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.