Music Professor Receives National Honor

John KrebsDr. John Krebs Conway, Ark. (April 13, 2011) – Hendrix College music professor Dr. John Krebs was recently honored by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) as an MTNA Foundation Fellow at the 2011 MTNA National Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. The program recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to music teaching.

A member of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association since 1992, he has held every elected office in that organization and currently serves as ASMTA treasurer. An avid collaborative pianist, Krebs has served as an official accompanist for MTNA competitions at the division and national levels.

A trained pianist, he holds degrees from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois and the University of Maryland. Special teaching interests include opera and the history of jazz. As professor of music at Hendrix, he has chaired both the Music Department and the humanities area.

Hendrix, founded in 1876, is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college is featured in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 371 colleges, was identified as the nation’s top “Up and Coming” liberal arts college for 2011 by U.S. News and World Report, and is ranked among 45 “Best Buy” colleges by the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu