Biographies of Krieger and Foust
Karen Ann Krieger is building an international reputation as a pianist, lecturer/clinician, composer and teacher. An accomplished classical and jazz pianist, Ms. Krieger is equally at home writing piano compositions or working in a recording studio with the latest computer synthesizer technology. Under the direction of Columbia and Allied Artists Management, Ms. Krieger has performed nationwide as one-half of the Neal Ramsay Duo. As a solo artist, she has also toured England, Scotland, Cyprus, and British Columbia. She has thrilled a wide range of audiences during piano and accordion performances with the Nashville Symphony, the Atlanta Russian Orchestra, and the Gregg Allman Band.
Ms. Krieger holds an M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois. She’s currently an Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy and the Collegiate Piano Chair at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Krieger has also gained recognition as an ADDY award-winning television news and weather anchor. She considers covering Presidents Reagan and Carter (for whom she performed) to be her most memorable experiences.
Stephan Foust is an Emmy-nominated video producer, writer and journalist, Based in Nashville, Tennessee. A former teacher and coach, Mr. Foust has won numerous Associated Press and United Press International Awards for his work in television news, plus national and international recognition for his video productions. During his career, Mr. Foust has covered and worked with world leaders, sports stars, noted musicians and famous entertainers, but he considers marrying Karen Ann Krieger the highlight of his life. Foust teaches journalism at Belmont University.