Byung-Hee Yoo (DMA 2016)
Pianist Byung-Hee Yoo, a native of South Korea, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from Kyungwon University where she studied under Young-Hae Han. She also earned a second Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from The Juilliard School where she studied with Jonathan Feldman and Margo Garrett. While at Juilliard, Byung-Hee was the recipient of the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, the Alexander Siloti Scholarship, and the Bernard P. and Leigh M. Seder Scholarship. She served as Staff Accompanist and Vocal Arts Piano Fellow at The Juilliard School, and returned in the summer of 2015 for her sixth season as Staff Accompanist at the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
Chorong Park (DMA 2016)
Chorong Park holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Seoul National University, an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the Eastman School of Music. In the spring of 2012, she successfully completed a two-year Post-Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship at Bard College Conservatory of Music. She has been a fellowship student at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, scholarship student and a staff pianist at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado, and in the summer of 2014, she was on the staff of the AIMS program in Graz, Austria. Chorong joined the
collaborative staff of the renowned Meadowmount School of Music in the summer of 2015.
Ben Corbin (MM 2014, DMA 2016)
Ben Corbin holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Oregon where he studied with Dean Kramer. Ben has been a featured soloist with the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra and has served as principal keyboardist with the Oregon Mozart Players. He graduated with his Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014 and entered the DMA program the following year. He attended the Brevard Music Center in the summer of 2014 as Teaching Assistant for the Collaborative Piano Program, and joined the collaborative staff of the renowned Meadowmount School of Music in the summer of 2015.
Xin Chang (DMA 2017)
Originally from China, Xin Chang is in her second year of doctoral studies in Collaborative Piano at The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. She received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Renmin University of China studying with Fang Zhang. Ms. Chang also earned a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the Eastman School of Music under Dr. Jean Barr. She won the second prize in the 2011 Colorado International Piano Competition, was a piano intern at the Castleman Quartet Program in the summer of 2013, and worked as collaborative pianist in a three-week master class for string and winds at the Banff Centre in Canada in the summer of 2014. In the summer of 2015, she studied in the collaborative piano program with both Rita Sloan and Anne Epperson at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Chien-Lin Lu (MM 2015, DMA 2017)
Chien-Lin Lu, a native of Taiwan, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Vocal Accompanying from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory. His teachers have included Yoshikazu Nagai, Phillip Highfill and Paul Hersh. Additional experience includes studying fortepiano with David Breitman and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. While in San Francisco, Chien-Lin had the opportunity to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra. In the summers of 2014 and 2015, he served as a collaborative piano fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, studying with Jonathan Feldman. In the summer of 2016, Chien looks forward to joining the collaborative staff at the Meadowmount School of Music in upstate NY.
Claire Chiu (DMA 2018)
Born in Taiwan, Claire Chiu received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Soochow University in Taipei, a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music, and her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville under the tutelage of Dr. Kevin Class. In 2014, Ms. Chiu performed Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto at Maryville College in Tennessee as a winner of the Maryville Orchestra Concerto Competition. In the summers of 2010 and 2013, Claire attended the Chautauqua Music Festival in southwestern New York, and in 2014 she worked as a collaborative pianist at Oberlin in Italy, a competitive annual summer training program for singers, pianists, and instrumentalists held in Arezzo, Italy.
Maria Lyapkova (DMA 2018)
Born near Moscow in the city of Klin, Russian pianist Maria Lyapkova graduated from Moscow State Conservatory in 2010, received a Professional Performance Certificate from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in 2012, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the School of Music of the University of South Florida. Ms. Lyapkova has performed at a number of music festivals, including the Spotlight on Young Musicians in France, a concert series featuring Edvard Grieg’s music in Norway, Primavera Classica in Russia, the National Music Festival in Maryland, and held a position as Staff Accompanist position in the Department of Music at The University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2012-2013. Ms. Lyapkova’s recent engagements included performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra in Alabama, and a recital with The Rubenstein Players (duo partner, Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin) at the University of Tampa in August of 2014.
Hanna Chung (DMA 2018)
A native of South Korea, Hanna Chung received her Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Dr. Jean Barr. She has participated in several summer programs, including the Summit Music Festival in New York, the Art Song Festival at Baldwin-Wallace University in Ohio, and the Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, Michigan.
Hsin-Hsuan Lin (MM 2016)
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Hsin-Hsuan Lin graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Music in Piano Performance in May 2014 as a student of Gregory Allen and immediately began working towards her second Master of Music degree at UT in the Collaborative Piano program. She earned a Bachelor of Music at TungHai University in Taichung, Taiwan where she spent her summers participating in the TungHai Music Festival from 2006 to 2011. In the summer of 2015, Hsin-Hsuan worked as a Piano Intern at the Quartet Program in Fredonia, NY.
Han Na Lee (MM 2016)
Native Korean Han Na Lee has given numerous collaborative performances in both Korea and the United States. In Korea, she worked as a modern dance pianist at Seoul Arts High School and as rehearsal pianist for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Additionally, she has been actively involved in the field of musical theatre. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Piano from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Dr. Alan Smith and was a recipient of the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Keyboard Collaborative Arts scholarship from 2009-2011.
Joseph Dougherty (MM 2016)
Joseph completed his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he studied with Craig Sheppard and was a winner of the UW School of Music’s 2013 Concerto Competition. While pursuing his undergraduate and graduate degrees, he worked collaboratively with numerous performers in recitals and competitions at the local and state level. Joseph also has two years of experience teaching younger students in Bellevue, Washington.
Ann Schaefer (MM 2017)
Ann Schaefer received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Career highlights thus far include performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at the DiMenna Center in New York City with the International Contemporary Ensemble, and with the Cypress Trio during a summer residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Upon graduation from Oberlin, Schaefer received the Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying. While at Indiana University, she served as accompanist for the studio of renowned bass-baritone Timothy Noble, and was also appointed to the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music Pre-College piano program. Her principal piano teachers have included Marc Ryser, Peter Takács, and Arnaldo Cohen, and her principal instrumental and vocal repertoire coaches include Philip Highfill and Dr. Chih-Yi Chen. In the summer of 2015, Ms. Schaefer was awarded a collaborative piano fellowship at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.
Mirim Kim (MM 2017)
A native of South Korea, Mirim Kim completed her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the Sookmyung Women’s University where she studied with Soojin Park, graduating summa cum laude. She continued her studies at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, completing both a Master of Music and Performance Diploma in Piano Performance, studying with Shigeo Neriki and Dr. Chih-Yi Chen. While
at Indiana University, she received an Artistic Excellence Award and an Associate Instructorship. In the summer of 2014, she attended the Domaine Forget Summer Music Festival in Quebec, Canada.