Yeeseon Kwon
Yeeseon Kwon
Associate Professor of Keyboard Musicianship
Program Director of Core Studies
Chicago College of Performing Arts
» Interdisciplinary Studies
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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 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. She is a recipient of the 2023 Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Outstanding Service Recognition Award.

Among the numerous collaborative experiences in music industry and publishing, she was formerly an editor of keyboard music and collaborated with various composers, editing numerous educational piano music publications, including Written For You Collections, Books 1-4 with Teaching and Practice Guides (F.J.H). Yeeseon Kwon has published numerous new music reviews and articles, including publications in Piano Pedagogy Forum and Clavier Companion Magazine, and Piano Magazine. 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 best practices in adult learning pedagogy. 

Dr. Kwon is the Director of Institutional Engagement at the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. She is active nationally and in demand as an adjudicator, workshop clinician, conference and masterclass presenter. Her international performances include solo, duo piano, and collaborative engagements. Yeeseon Kwon serves on the NCKP Teaching Adults Steering Committee and is a Course Contributor for A Pianist’s Guide to Teaching in Groups, from The Frances Clark Center Teacher Education Courses. She is the Column Editor for Books, Materials, and Music of the Piano Magazine, and Vice President of The College Music Society.

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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