Yeeseon Kwon
Yeeseon Kwon
Asoc Prof Keyboard Musicianshp and Piano Pedagogy
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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Dr. Yeeseon Kwon is pianist and associate professor teaching piano musicianship, piano pedagogy, piano, and special topic graduate seminars in the music conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  Dr. Kwon brings with her expertise and scholarship in piano performance and pedagogy as a teacher and performing artist.

Dr. Kwon is a Course Contributor for A Pianist’s Guide to Teaching in Groups, a self-guided online course from The Frances Clark Center Teacher Education Courses.

Yeeseon Kwon has published numerous new music reviews and articles, including publications in Piano Pedagogy Forum and Clavier Companion Magazine, and Piano Magazine. As editor of keyboard music, Dr. Kwon collaborated with various composers, editing educational piano music publications, including Written For You Collections, Books 1-4 with Teaching and Practice Guides (F.J.H).  She has presented masterclasses and interactive lectures on developing the technical and musical artistry of Romantic pianism, and to motivate students to play expressively through the teaching literature from various Russian nationalistic composers. Dr. Kwon's continuing research and scholarship include Strengths-Based teaching approaches in piano pedagogy, innovative uses of technology in group piano pedagogy, and andragogy and best practices in adult learning pedagogy. 

Dr. Kwon is active nationally and in demand as an adjudicator, workshop clinician, conference and masterclass presenter. Her performances include international solo, duo piano, and collaborative engagements in the United States, Europe, and Russia. Yeeseon Kwon is Vice President of The College Music Society. She is Immediate Past President of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and also serves on the Teaching Adults Steering Committee of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Dr. Kwon is the Column Editor for Books, Materials, and Music for the Piano Magazine.

Topic of Expertise
  • Piano Performance and Pedagogy
  • Online Group Piano Instruction and Technology
  • Andragogy
  • D.M.A. Piano Performance and Pedagogy — University of Oklahoma
  • M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy — Northwestern University
  • B.M. Piano Performance — Northwestern University
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