Noon Hour Concert: Sarah Kaufenberg, piano, and Melody Bober, piano

June 16, 2022

On Thursday, June 16, pianists Sarah Kaufenberg and Melody Bober will perform from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church. Sarah Kaufenberg grew up in Park Rapids and started taking piano lessons at age 7. After studying music education at North Dakota State University, Sarah started her own piano and voice studio and has enjoyed teaching for over 20 years. She currently is the musical director at St. Johns Lutheran Church and plays in the bell choir directed by her mother, Vickie Helm. Sarah has been involved with the Northern Light Opera Company and is currently working on this year’s production of “Hello, Dolly.” She studies piano with Melody Bober. Melody Bober enjoys creating motivational piano pieces that foster her students’ understanding and love of music. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor’s degree in music education. She later received a Master of Arts degree in piano performance from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. An active church pianist and accompanist, Melody has also held the position of church music director. In addition to teaching piano in her private studio, Melody’s music teaching experience includes 20 years of public school, two years at the university level and currently leading workshops for piano teachers across North America. She resides in Minnesota. Free will donations will be accepted.