Assistant Professor of Music
D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Piano Performance, University of Maryland
M.M. in Piano Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University
B.M. in Piano Performance, Vanderbilt University
Time at PHC: 2007 to present
Dr. Kristina Tanner (nee Lobenhofer) has taught in the Music Department at Patrick Henry College since 2007. Dr. Tanner has a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Piano from the University of Maryland, College Park, at which she taught class piano as a graduate assistant; a Master's of Music in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor's in Piano Performance, summa cum laude, with High Honors in Music History from Vanderbilt University. She was a Teaching Assistant in Ethnomusicology, Music Library/Bibliography, and Music Literature/History at the Peabody Conservatory. Dr. Tanner received the La Gesse Fellowship for performances in France and at Carnegie Hall, and has presented papers at the International Congress for Medieval Studies and the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society. She has in the past served as her church’s choir director, and has also served on the piano faculty of the MasterWorks Festival (Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship) as a staff accompanist, as well as a variety of music schools in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metro area, and has won a variety of competitions in several states. She and her husband have five children, including two homeschoolers and a baby.