New Holiday Album
All Keyed Up for Christmas
Amy Grinsteiner – new holiday album of solo piano arrangements by Dennis Alexander.
Where to purchase:
- CSB/SJU Bookstore (in store or online)
Where to stream:
https://amygrinsteiner.hearnow.com/ (links to Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora, iTunes)
Mechanical licenses for all tracks obtained through Alfred Music, Neil A. Kjos Music Company and Harry Fox Agency.
About the album:
Unable to travel home to Montana for Christmas in 2020, I made a CD to send to my family of favorite arrangements by my former teacher, Dennis Alexander. The idea was to be able to be home with my family through music, even though I couldn't be physically present. Mr. A and I hope you enjoy this album for many holiday seasons to come!
Thank you to my wonderful family—mom, dad, Ryan—for ALWAYS being there to support the daily steps as well as the big leaps. Your encouragement and faith have kept me going from Day One, and this project wouldn’t exist without you nudging me through and keeping my spirits strong.
Thank you, Jeff Engholm, for your musical inspiration, technical expertise, and shared daily delight in life.
Thank you to the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University for the Faculty Development and Research Grant to fund this project.
Thank you to my wonderful colleagues who are incredibly supportive, both professionally and personally.
This album is dedicated to Dennis Alexander, my friend, colleague, and former teacher. Your mentorship, care, and devotion to me as a human shaped me into the pianist I am today. It is with great honor that I perform your pieces and with humble pride that I record them. I am so excited for new listeners to discover your music!
Sound Engineer: Jeff Engholm
Artwork and design: Muggsy Lauer
Photography: Amy Grinsteiner (inside), Jeff Engholm (back cover), Stock Photo (front cover)
Recorded in the Stephen B. Humphrey Auditorium at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN
Christmas trees & Santa hats provided by Lisa Drontle and CSB/SJU Music Department (Thank you, Kelly!)