Ted Reuter

Professor of Piano

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Dr. Ted Reuter is Professor of Piano at Wartburg College, teaching piano and related courses, including music history and aesthetics. He received his B.A. degree from Knox College, studying with Dr. Murray Baylor, his M.M. degree from the University of Illinois and his doctorate from the University of Iowa, where he studied with prominent pianist/teacher John Simms. Several of Dr. Reuter’s students have received assistantships and scholarships for graduate study in piano at Northwestern University, The University of Illinois, The University of Michigan, Notre Dame University, the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Reuter has extensive experience as a performer and has given solo and chamber music recitals at colleges, universities, institutes, and on artist series throughout the Midwest, Texas, and Idaho. In the summer of 1995, Dr. Reuter spent fifteen days in Belarus giving concerts with clarinetist Eric Wachmann and having cultural exchanges with musicians and artists throughout that country. As a part of their tour, they were the first North American musicians invited to perform at the Sophia Concert Hall in Polatsk, Belarus. In May of 1997, Dr. Reuter was soloist with the Wartburg Concert Band on its European Tour, playing Rhapsody in Blue in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg.

In addition to his performing and teaching, Dr. Reuter is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician, and has done workshops and masterclasses at universities, high schools, and for private teacher organizations in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin, Idaho, Missouri and Kansas.

Dr. Reuter was on sabbatical leave during the second semester of 1998, preparing the piano concerto he commissioned from Bruce Polay and doing research on Bela Bartok’s Mikrokosmos. The Concerto-Fantasie for piano and orchestra had its premier at Wartburg College on February 13, 1999.

In June of 2007, Dr. Reuter completed a two-year term as President of the Iowa Music Teachers Association. His current role on the IMTA Board is as Immediate Past President. Last February a precollege student of Dr. Reuter, Rebecca Buseman (now a first-year student at Wartburg!) won the Terrace Hill Scholarship Competition and the IMTA State Auditions at level F (the highest level).

Dr. Wachmann and Dr. Reuter recorded the complete works for clarinet and piano of the French group of composers known as “Les Six.”

“Music of Brahms and Schumann,” featuring Dr. Eric Wachmann and Dr. Ted Reuter, was released in March 2007. The CD is available from Centaurrecords.com and other online merchants. This CD was chosen as “CD of the Month” by KHKE for June 2007 and Wachmann and Reuter gave an interview June 8 as part of their feature.