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Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Area Studies at Colorado State University, Dr. Janet Landreth is founder and director of the International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival (IKOF), Inc., a non-profit corporation headquartered in Colorado and exported to universities and conservatories in other countries. Dr. Landreth combines an active career as an artist-teacher, performer, and administrator with international research and travel. She lived in Rio de Janeiro where she embarked on a study of the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and in London, England where she studied Alexander Technique. The recipient of numerous performance awards, she has performed recitals and presented her research in France, Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, Italy, and the U.S. As recently as October 2012, she performed five all-Liszt recitals to celebrate the 200th birthday of the composer. Her research paper, “Settings of Folk Tunes and Children’s Songs in the Solo Piano Music Of Villa-Lobos” was selected for presentation at the 1st International Villa-Lobos Conference. Janet is also known as a gifted artist-teacher whose students have won numerous competitions and awards.