Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music praises Wildfire!
Dr. Karen Griebling, Music Department Chair and Professor of Music, recently received an enthusiastic review from the International Alliance for Women in Music in their bi-annual journal for her CD titled Wildfire! Dr. Griebling is praised for infusing “her music with a rare authenticity and accessibility seldom captured in music with the twentieth-century methods…” This CD is a collection of Dr. Griebling’s compositions over the years and features musicians such as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Cross Town Trio, and more. The tracks are heavily influenced by the southwestern United States, and all but one were recorded in concert. The review states that in one track, This Dancing Ground of Sky (1993), “Griebling presents fleeting instances that characterize the brutal, yet vital, terrain of the southwestern United States and its effect on the human spirit and on all of its inhabitants.”
Dr. Griebling has taught music at Hendrix since the fall of 1987. She is professor of composition, theory, counterpoint, orchestration, and viola and conductor of the Hendrix Chamber Orchestra. She is also a violist with the Arkansas Symphony and the Pinnacle Players, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Little Rock, Arkansas.