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Ann Kang Program Director for Music Department of Performing Arts

Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano, Peabody Conservatory

Master of Music, Piano, Music Theory Pedagogy, Peabody Conservatory

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of California at Berkeley

Languages Spoken
English, Korean, French, German
Dr. Ann T. Kang is Director of the Music Program. She teaches piano, chamber music, music theory and musicianship. She has been called a pianist of “admirable polish and sensitivity” by the Baltimore Sun. Performance highlights include the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C; Sunset Center in Carmel, California; The Stella Adler School in New York City; The Foundation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France; The St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine and the Eglise de Corporaux in Fribourg,Switzerland. She received her Doctorate and Master’s Degrees in piano (along with a second Master’s in music theory pedagogy) from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. Her primary teachers were Julian Martin and Boris Slutsky, and she also played in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher. She has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain) and the Banff Piano Festival (Canada). She has taught at the Peabody Conservatory and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Kang attended the University of California at Berkeley, attaining her bachelor’s degree in English literature.

In 2008, she was diagnosed with focal dystonia in her right hand, which halted her performing career. Since then, she has focused on teaching and occasionally performing chamber works.
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Performing Arts Department
For the Media
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Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Presser Award, Presser Foundation
  • Second Prize, Yale Gordon Piano Competition


  • Featured soloist of the International Conductors’ Festival, Kiev, Ukraine (
  • Six concerts as pianist and director of the Conservatory Avant-Garde Ensemble (CAGE) at the Peabody Conservatory
  • Performances at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, and Stella Adler School, NY, with saxophonist Noah Getz

Professional Presentations

  • Pre-concert lecturer and guest speaker at Conversations in Music,  Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton, OH