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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 2007 and also teaches courses in musicianship, music theory, and general education. She has been called a pianist of “admirable polish and sensitivity” by the Baltimore Sun. Dr. Kang has performed at 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.


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
Contact Info
(202) 885-3859

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See Also
Performing Arts Department

Partnerships & Affiliations


  • Fall 2018

    • MUS-121 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Piano
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    • MUS-122 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Piano
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    • MUS-334 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Junior Recital, Piano
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  • Spring 2019

    • MUS-121 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Piano
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    • MUS-122 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Piano
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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