Kevin Hobbs, pianist, is currently Professor of Piano at North Hennepin Community College, where he teaches class and applied piano. He also teaches Advanced Piano Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and has served on the faculty of Gustavus Adolphus College, where he taught studio applied piano.
Kevin earned his B.M. (magna cum laude) and M.M. from the College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Elisabeth Pridonoff and was the recipient of the CCM Honors Scholarship, the Reeves, Shockett, and McElroy prizes, and the first William Black Memorial Prize. He earned his D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota, where he was a student of Lydia Artymiw, and also holds a B.A. (Writing Seminars) from Johns Hopkins University.
His awards include top prizes in the Venetia Hall Piano Competition, the Wyoming Music Club Competition, the Brevard Festival Piano Competition, and the International Young Artists Piano Competition. He has performed at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. as well as internationally in Barcelona, Spain and the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
Kevin has been teaching at Mount Calvary Academy of Music since 2009 and is a member of the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association, the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association. In addition, he is the pianist at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church and plays keyboard for the New Frontier Lutheran Radio Hour.