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Karin Redekopp Edwards, D.M.

Professor of Music (Piano)

On Faculty since 1987
630.752.5821
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Karin Redekopp Edwards performs as a soloist and as guest artist with orchestras in both Canada and the U.S. , including the symphonies of Milwaukee, Winnipeg, Waukesha, Waukegan, Kenosha, Kishwaukee, and with the New Philharmonic, Fox Valley Orchestra, DuPage Symphony, Valley Civic Orchestra, Wheaton Summer Symphony, and the Concord Chamber Orchestra. In 2011, she was invited to teach and 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. This duo has also 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 piano with artist-teachers Abbey Simon, Alfonso Montecino, Julius Herford, and Menahem Pressler and chamber music with 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 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 the works of Chopin, Liszt and Eckhardt-Gramatté, and is also featured on a CD of Canadian artists. Dr. Edwards has served as First Vice President and Convention Chair of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association.

Indiana University
D.M., Piano Performance and Literature, 1983

Indiana University
M.M., Piano Performance, 1972

University of Manitoba
B.M., 1970

  • Piano Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Collaborative Performance