Jan Kraybill is a musical leader and dynamic speaker; a concert organist, pianist, and harpsichordist; an educator and organ consultant; and an enthusiastic cheerleader for the power of music to change lives for the better.
Dr. Kraybill serves as Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and Principal Organist at the international headquarters of Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri. In these roles she plays and oversees the care of the Kansas City metro area's three largest pipe organs: Community of Christ Auditorium’s 113-rank Aeolian-Skinner (installed in 1959) and Temple’s 102-rank Casavant (1993), and the 102-rank Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant (2012) at the Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall.
While in high school in Colby, Kansas, Jan was invited to play her first European piano recital in Andover, England. Since then she has performed in many venues in the United States and in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Tahiti, and The Netherlands, and she has undertaken multiple tours of the United Kingdom, including organ concerts at the grand cathedrals of Chester, Exeter, and St. Paul’s in London.
Jan has served in many elected local, regional, and national roles in the American Guild of Organists, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and the Master Teacher Institute. She teaches workshops on fostering personal creativity. She is a member of Mensa. Her extra-musical interests include antiquing, lace making, and riding her Harley-Davidson with her husband, Allan.
Visit www.jankraybill.com for more information and Jan’s concert schedule.