Victor Labenske

Victor Labenske

  • Professor of Music


  • B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University
  • M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music
  • D.M.A., University of Southern California


Teaching areas:
Piano, Composition

Courses taught:
Private Piano, Composition, Piano Literature, Piano Pedagogy, Class Piano, Piano Proficiency

Musical Involvement:
Composer/arranger; publications with Alfred Publications,  Lillenas Music Company, FJH Music Company,  and Ron Harris Music; solo and chamber music performance; adjudicator for MTAC and CAPMT events


Victor Labenske is professor of music at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, where he teaches courses in piano and composition.  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 the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at the University of Southern California where he studied with Stewart Gordon.

He has been honored with such distinctions as playing in the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games and being named an Academic All-American Scholar.  His compositional output, over 500 published compositions and arrangements, includes sacred piano collections, educational piano music, and also music for violin and piano, voice and piano, and handbells.  Dr. Labenske remains active as a concert artist both as soloist and as a collaborative performer and enjoys presenting sacred concerts with his wife: soprano, Judith Spaite Labenske.  The Labenskes have two college-age children, Karlin and Kristofer.