Ann Kang

Assistant Professor
Department of Performing Arts

  • Ann Teresa Kang is a piano instructor in the applied music program. She joined the music faculty at American University in Fall 2007; she also teaches courses in music theory, opera, and general education. Described as a pianist of “admirable polish and sensitivity” by the Baltimore Sun, Ann is also an active performer. She has recently made solo, chamber or concerto appearances in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Ohio, New York, California, and Kiev, Ukraine. Particularly interested in modern and contemporary music, she founded and directed the Conservatory Avant-Garde Ensemble (CAGE) at the Peabody Conservatory for three years. Ann received her doctorate in piano performance and master’s degrees in piano and music theory pedagogy at the Peabody Conservatory. She has served on the music theory faculty of Peabody and as well as the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. She holds a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley.
  • Degrees

    Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano, Peabody Conservatory
    Master of Music, Piano, Peabody Conservatory
    Master of Music, Music Theory Pedagogy, Peabody Conservatory
    Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of California at Berkeley
  • Languages Spoken:

    English, Korean, French, German

  • CAS - Performing Arts
  • Katzen Arts Center - 230
  • T & F 12:35-3:35 PM

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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