Kyung-Eun Na | Visiting Tutor

Kyung-Eun Na has cultivated a multi-faceted music career not only as a performer, but also as an educator, opera coach, and music director for numerous concerts and radio program.  Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of chamber and collaborative music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Prior to this appointment she had served as Assistant Professor of Collaborative Artist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and as adjunct faculty at the Montclair State University in New Jersey, Seoul Arts High School and Sungshin Women’s University in Korea.  Before entering academia, she worked at Virginia Opera as a Spectrum Resident Artist Coach and Education Outreach Tour Manager for the 2008–09 season’s three main stage productions, playing for staging rehearsals, conducting the off-stage chorus, coaching the cover casts, and leading outreach tours to approximately one hundred public schools in Virginia.  As a winner of the Marilyn Horne Foundation competition 2007, Ms. Na was featured in recital tour projects and master classes with emerging vocalists under auspices of the foundation collaborating with Nadine Sierra and Brenda Rae to name a few.  She has served as a coach and pianist in multiple opera productions at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, the Music Academy of the West, Aspen Opera Theater Center, International Music Academy at Siena, Italy, and Ravinia Steans Music Institute. Beyond performing and teaching she has served as an assistant program director for The Classical Collection at TBS English FM in Korea. Ms. Na received her doctorate in accompanying from Manhattan School of Music, a master’s degree in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School, an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory, and a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Yonsei University in Korea. As a Si-Yo Artist™, she has been presented internationally by the foundation, performing multiple concerts and giving presentations about classical music for schoolchildren.