Jack Rinke - piano
Pianist/composer Jack Rinke earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University, with an emphasis in piano performance. While pursuing a Masters Degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he was honored by being accepted as a composition student of Dr. Robert Beadell and also studied with Dr. Randall Snyder. During his graduate courses, Jack studied composition and worked closely with Dr. George B. Wilson, Libby Larson, Dmitri Mousulcous, and the American String Quartet. Jack's main piano instruction was with Beth Miller Harrod at Nebraska Wesleyan and Shirley Irek at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
As a pianist, Jack regularly appears in concerts and recitals and has performed with Abendmusik: Lincoln, The Nebraska Chamber Players, The Lincoln Symphony, Arts for the Soul, the Lincoln Civic Orchestra, and Lincoln Youth Symphony. He has composed pieces for soloists, chamber groups and large choral/instrumental ensembles, and released two CD's of original piano music. Jack is currently a member of the First-Plymouth Choir and Abendmusik Chorus where he previously served an honorary position of Composer-In-Residence for those ensembles. He is a Senior IT Infrastructure Analyst for the State of Nebraska.