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Waldorf Professor Emeritus to play beautiful music for a Choroideremia cure

Waldorf College

Forest City, Iowa — Dr. Timothy Schmidt, Waldorf Professor Emeritus of Music and an acclaimed concert pianist, will perform in the Odvin Hagen Music Center on the Waldorf Campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29.

Dr. Schmidt is celebrating 40 years with Waldorf College, and a cause near and dear to his heart, with Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor, and Troika Ride, a work created especially for Dr. Schmidt by American composer Daniel Pinkham.

There will be a free-will offering taken at the concert, with all proceeds benefiting the Choroideremia Research Foundation. Dr. Schmidt has choroiderema, which is a rare inherited retinal degenerative disease that causes blindness. He will also have recordings for sale at the concert.

“My sight is very limited now,” said Dr. Schmidt, “but I will continue to play as long as I can.” He invites the entire community to attend, and to help find a cure. More information about choroideremia is available at the Research Foundation’s website at