Published March 19, 2015

Duet

Mount Pleasant’s Brown, Riepe to present piano recital on March 27
Joel Brown and Heidi Riepe, both of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, will present a piano duet recital at Monmouth College on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.
 
Free and open the public, the recital will feature works by Debussy and Schubert, as well as “4 Fantasies on American Folksongs” by Donald Townsend.
 
Brown taught music at Iowa Wesleyan College for 40 years, retiring as professor of music emeritus in 2012. He received his master’s degree in piano and a Ph.D. in piano pedagogy and music literature from Indiana University after earning his bachelor’s degree in music at Lenoir Rhyne College.
 
A graduate of Kansas University, Riepe moved to Mount Pleasant in 1977 and established a piano studio. After several years of teaching, she returned to the “playing” part of her life after a phone call to Iowa Wesleyan and a meeting with Brown.
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