Charles Hoeft is a pianist and teacher. Originally from Minnesota, he moved to the Kansas City area in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Kansas. While he particularly enjoys playing music by Beethoven and Chopin, he has also developed an interest in early 20th Century composers. In addition to his graduate studies, he maintains a busy schedule teaching private piano lessons, group piano classes, and educational community classes at Music House School of Music in Lenexa, Kan.
Charles earned his Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, where he also held a graduate assistantship in opera accompanying. In 2015, he was selected as a winner of the UMKC Concerto Aria Competition and performed George Gershwin’s Concerto in F with the UMKC Conservatory Orchestra.
Prior to moving to Kansas City, Charles earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in music and English literature from Luther College. For the past three years, he has returned to Luther as a faculty member of the Dorian Summer Music Camp, where he teaches the keyboard workshop and accompanies for choir.