Colorful harmonic language enhances each of the arrangements on this album. Selections been arranged in a variety of styles from jazz and gospel to innovative classical settings. Victor Labenske is professor of music at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego, California, where he teaches piano and composition courses. A summa cum laude graduate of PLNU, he earned his master's degree in piano performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Joanne Baker. He also earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at the University of Southern California, studying piano with Stewart Gordon. Dr. Labenske has been honored with such distinctions as performing in the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games and being named an Academic All-American Scholar. He remains active as a concert artist- both as a soloist and as a collaborative performer. He enjoys presenting keyboard workshops and performing sacred concerts with his wife, Judith Spaite Labenske. Dr. Labenske's compositional output includes a number of original piano solos written at various levels of difficulty. In addition, he has arranged numerous piano solo collections, a piano duet collection, a collection of spirituals for voice and piano, and a sacred collection for violin and piano. Recently, he co-authored PlayPraise, a graded piano series of contemporary praise and worship collections for the student performer.