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March 6, 2007
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Wesley Roberts, a professor of music at Campbellsville University, will present a piano recital Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall on the campus of Campbellsville University.

The event is free and open to the public.

The program will include Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier I by J. S. Bach, Histoires by Jacques Ibert, “The Alcotts” from Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata and selections from George Crumb’s Makrokosmos I-II.

Roberts has been a member of the faculty at Campbellsville University since 1982.  He teaches courses in piano and musicology. He has presented concerts as pianist and organist throughout the United States, in Europe and in Asia.

Roberts is the author of articles and reviews in British, Dutch and American journals, and co-author with Maurice Hinson of The Piano in Chamber Ensemble, 2nd Edition, published in 2006 by Indiana University Press.

His monumental study of the life and music of Jacques Ibert is at press.

Roberts has served as a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute in Paris and at Shanghai Normal University.  He is organist at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Louisville, and served as organist of the historic First Baptist Church, Somerset, Ky., throughout the 1990s.

He has served additionally as president of three professional organizations, including the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, which granted him its 2005 Distinguished Service Award.

For more information about the School of Music and Roberts’ concert, call (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.