- D.M.A., Piano; M.M., Piano, Sibelius Academy, 2013
Javier Arrebola is visiting lecturer in music in chamber and collaborative music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
He is a pianist, chamber musician, vocal coach, and scholar driven to enhance students’ and audiences’ understanding of music through the exploration of history, politics, literature, poetry, geography, artwork, and music theory.
Arrebola’s professional activities have taken place throughout Europe, North America, and Latin America, including engagements to lecture, teach, and give recitals at institutions such as the University of Minnesota, the Jacobs School of Music, and The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School of Music.
He holds faculty positions at Tanglewood Music Center, SongFest at The Colburn School, Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute (where he is head of piano staff in the Program for Singers), and Renée Fleming’s SongStudio at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
As a scholar, Arrebola lectures on chamber music and song literature, including the Nordic and Spanish/Latin American repertoires, among the core German, French, and English traditions. Fluent in Spanish and English, as well as proficient in German, French, Italian, Finnish, and Swedish, he provides a unique scholarly perspective on art song and chamber music.
Arrebola holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a master’s degree in piano performance from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland) and degrees in piano performance and chamber music from the Madrid Royal Conservatory (Spain). His doctoral project at the Sibelius Academy included the public performance of all of Franz Schubert’s completed piano sonatas on both historical fortepianos and modern instruments, as well as his dissertation, “The Unfinished Piano Sonatas of Franz Schubert.”
Arrebola has previously served on the faculties of the Jacobs School of Music, as visiting assistant professor of music in voice/collaborative piano, and of Boston University, as acting chair of the Collaborative Piano Department.