Dr. Wesley Roberts to perform at Campbellsville University Noon Organ Series

Dr. Wesley Roberts to perform at Campbellsville University Noon Organ Series

Feb. 25, 2016

For Immediate Release



By Jordan Snider, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at Campbellsville University, will be performing at the Noon Organ Series on Tuesday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

Roberts will be performing works by Bruhns, J.S. Bach, Hendrik Andriessen and Gerald Bales. The recital is free and open to the public. It will conclude at 12:50 p.m.

Roberts teaches courses in piano, organ and musicology at Campbellsville University, and he has been a member of the faculty since 1982. In his time at CU he has supervised nearly 100 solo undergraduate and graduate recitals and seven master’s theses. He also established and served as the first director of the University Orchestra, co-founded the institution’s Professional Development program and serves as the University Organist.

Roberts has presented concerts as pianist and organist throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. including premières of works by the Dutch composers Hans Osieck, Johan van Kempen, and Kees Weggelaar, and the American composers Tom Johnson and James W. Moore.

He was a guest speaker at the 2002 Conference of the Music Teachers National Association in Cincinnati, where he spoke on the topic “Bridging the Gap: Tools and Incentives for Pianists Turned Organists.”


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” and “Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire, 4th Edition.”

He has served as a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute in Paris and at Shanghai Normal University and as organist at the First Baptist Church in Somerset, Ky. and Calvin Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky. for nearly a decade each.

His interest in music around the world has led him to organize concert tours across Kentucky for international artists from France, Holland, Denmark, England and China.

Roberts has served as president of three professional organizations, including the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, which granted him its 2005 Distinguished Service Award and 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award.

In 2013 Roberts received the Campbellsville University Distinguished Professor Award.

For more information, contact the School of Music at (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu

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