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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 28, 2006

Thelander To Speak At Finding God At Iowa Luncheon

University of Iowa music professor Kristin Thelander will discuss how faith influences her work and life during the Finding God at Iowa luncheon forum on Friday, March 3, at noon in River Room No. 1 of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Thelander is director of the UI School of Music and the UI Division of Performing Arts. She joined the faculty of the School of Music in 1989 as horn professor, and she continues to perform with the Iowa Woodwind Quintet. She has also performed both natural horn and modern horn, appearing as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea and the People's Republic of China. She has been a featured artist at many regional and international horn workshops and international brass symposia, and she has performed with summer orchestra and chamber music festivals in Colorado, Oregon and New York. She has recorded solo and chamber music for Crystal Records, CRI, Vienna Modern Masters, Centaur, University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa.

Thelander holds the B.M. degree from St. Olaf College, the M.A. from the University of Minnesota and the D.M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Finding God at Iowa Lunch Forum is a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at UI, which aims to create a healthy environment for the life of the spirit and the life of the mind. For further information, contact Edward Laarman at 319-341-0007 or e-mail

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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