Martha Krasnican

Martha Krasnican is the director of the accompanying program at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. She graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Brooks Smith, Barry Snyder, and Frank Glazer. After completing her Master’s degree at Eastman, she also worked with John Wustman of the University of Illinois and Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio. As a collaborative artist, she has worked with major performers across North America and Europe, including engagements with the Western Horn Symposium and several World Saxophone Congresses. She has performed as soloist in the Piano Concerto by Vincent Persichetti with the Indiana State University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the composer. She has also performed as a soloist with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, premiering two piano concertos written for her by her husband, Daniel Powers. In 2005, she was featured on the CD “Spring and Fall,” a compilation of Powers’ chamber works and songs. In February 2007, she performed the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano with cellist Kurt Fowler. She frequently performs in a piano duo with Beverley Simms, and they are both members of the piano/percussion ensemble Cramped Spaces.

M.M. & B.M. in Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music.