Karen Ann Krieger
Karen Ann Krieger hails from Chicago and holds
piano performance degrees from the University
of Illinois and Western Illinois University. She
has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Great
Britain, British Columbia, and Cyprus as a clinician
and performer. Karen has thrilled a wide range
of audiences during her appearances with the Nashville
Symphony, Atlanta Russian Orchestra, and the Gregg
Allman Band. Ms. Krieger’s unique ability to teach
basic through advanced keyboard skills, jazz improvisation,
and MIDI technology, provides her students with
solid foundations that have won them state and
national piano performance and composition contests.
She and her husband, Stephan, have co-authored
two books, Learn from the Legends: Rock Keyboard
and Learn from the Legends: Blues Keyboard.
As a composer, their blues book has won national
recognition as 2001’s National Music and Sound
Award for “Best New Music Folio” by Music
and Sound Retailer Magazine. Her solo piano
competitions have been included on the National
Federation Competition List.
In addition to her successful career in music,
Ms. Krieger has gained recognition as an ADDY
Award-winning television journalist interviewing
a variety of people from Presidents Carter and
Reagan to Billy Joel. Presently, Karen Ann Krieger
is an Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy,
and Chair of the Collegiate Piano Department at
Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.
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