Dr. Janet Landreth, Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator at Colorado State University, is founder and director of the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dr. Landreth combines an active career as an artist-teacher, performer, and administrator with international research and travel. She has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she studied the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos at the Museu Villa Lobos, and in London, England studying Alexander Technique. The recipient of numerous performance awards, she has given recitals and master classes and/or presented her research in France, Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, Italy, China, and the U.S. She has appeared as a guest in the International Deia Music Festival in Mallorca, Spain, the III International Latin American Piano Music Conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and the 1st International Villa-Lobos Conference in Paris, France. Janet is also known as a gifted artist-teacher whose students have won numerous competitions and awards, including ten who have performed as soloists with the Denver (Colorado) Symphony.