West Suburban Chapter Meetings are held each month at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Trinity Episcopal Church is located on the corner of West and Wesley Streets in downtown Wheaton. The monthly business meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments provided. Each month’s presentation begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
9:30 am: Business Meeting.
10:00 am: Program
Karin Redekopp Edwards performs frequently in Canada and the U.S. as guest artist with orchestra and in solo recital. In 2011 she was invited to teach and to perform concerts in China and Laos, including a concert for the American Ambassador to Laos. In 2013 she was honored with the Wheaton College Senior Scholar Achievement Award for her excellence in performing and teaching. 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 “Redekopp and Edwards: Dance,” “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.