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ABOUT US

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Dr. Jill Campbell
Assistant Conductor

Jill Campbell holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kentucky where she studied choral music teacher attitudes in regards to sex-specific adolescent vocal change.  She completed BMME in vocal music education, a minor in violin performance, an MM in choral conducting, and a Rank 1 in Music Education. Additionally, she earned the Graduate Certificate in Orff Schulwerk, Music for Children. Dr. Campbell has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and collegiate levels, and has worked in many areas of church music. Dr. Campbell was a founding director of the Lexington Singers Children's Choir and conducted with them for eight seasons. Dr. Campbell has been teaching at Asbury University for six years and is currently Associate Professor of Music Education and Voice where she directs the 75-voice Asbury Women’s Choir. In February 2018, Dr. Campbell was pleased to direct the Asbury University Women’s Choir in an invited performance at the KMEA state music conference. This was the first appearance by the choir at the conference. She teaches the following courses at Asbury: elementary general music methods, elementary vocal music methods, secondary choral music education methods, opera workshop, conducting, and voice lessons. Dr. Campbell serves as the head of the vocal area within the music department and supervises student teachers in choral and general music education. Additionally, she chairs the Artist Series Committee for Asbury.She is the President-Elect for the Kentucky chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Her term as president begins on July 1, 2019.

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Dr. Zachary Klobnak

Principal keyboardist

& Accompanist

Zach Klobnak is Assistant Professor of Music at Centre College, where he has taught since 2013. He teaches applied lessons in organ, piano, and harpsichord as well as courses in American music and music theory. His duties include accompanying responsibilities for Cenre’s voice and choral programs.

 

A native of Iowa, Klobnak holds degrees from Luther College (B.A.), the University of Florida (M.M.), the University of Kentucky (M.A.), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (D.M.A.), where he held the Brownson Fellowship for organ studies. His principal organ teachers include Dana Robinson, Laura Ellis, and Gregory Peterson; he has also studied harpsichord with Kathryn Reed and choral conducting with Donald

Nally, Fred Stoltzfus, and Timothy Peter.

 

An active recitalist, Zach has performed throughout the region as soloist and collaborative artist. He especially enjoys designing programs that help expand the core repertoire to include underrepresented composers, including Parisian composer Rolande Falcinelli, who was the subject of his doctoral project. He studied French organ literature and design in Paris and in the Alps region of France.

 

Since 2015, Zach has served as principal keyboardist and accompanist for the Kentucky Bach Choir. He will play the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony with the Johnson City (TN) Symphony Orchestra in September 2023.

Klobnak is also a seasoned arts administrator. Much of his work in this realm is through the American Guild of Organists, where he currently sits on the Committee for Scholarships. Recently, he helped design and oversee an educational outreach program for young musicians, including a state-of-the-art virtual camp during the Covid-

19 pandemic.

 

He has also inaugurated two concert series, one each in Florida and Kentucky, both of which continue to connect audiences to unique musical offerings and are now thriving in their second decade of existence.

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