Eva Kwan

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Dr. Eva Kwan

Music Department

 

     
     

Assistant Professor of Music

Office Location: Smith-Hermanson MC 152
Phone: (765) 998-5215
Email: evkwan@taylor.edu

Specialties: Teaching music education, General Music Methods, Music in Elementary School, Music and World Cultures, directing choral ensemble, Adoration Chorus, directing Handbell Choir, supervising music education student teachers, National Association for Music Education

 

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Dr. Eva Kwan

Taylor University
236 West Reade Ave.
Upland, IN 46989
Phone: 765 998 5215
E mail: evkwan@taylor.edu


EDUCATION:

2007 December
Doctor of Music Education, Indiana University, Minor: Choral Conducting

1997
Master of Music, Westminster Choir College, Major: Music Education, Minor: Choral Conducting

1998
Bachelor of Science, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, UK, Major: Psychology and Professional Studies

1981
Teacher Certification, Northcote College of Education, Hong Kong

ORFF CERTIFICATION:

  • 2009 (Summer), Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 Certification, University of Kentucky
  • 2010 (Summer), Orff-Schulwerk Level 2 Certification, University of Kentucky

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2011 till present, Assistant Professor of Music, Taylor University
  • 2010, Lecturer (Co-ordinator of Music Education), University of Rhode Island
  • 2008-2010, Temporary Assistant Professor of Music Education, Georgia Southern University
  • 2006-2008, Assistant Professor of Choral/Vocal Music Education, Heidelberg College
  • 2005 Fall, Adjunct faculty member at Indiana State University, Adolescent Voice
  • 2001-2005, Associate Instructor: Learning Strategies for Finite Math, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 2004 Spring, Associate Instructor: Learning Strategies for Finite Math, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 1998-2001, Associate Instructor: Teaching Music in the Elementary School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 1999-2000, Associate Instructor and course coordinator: Teaching Music in the Elementary School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 1997-1998, General Music and choirs for 5th through 8th grades, St. Gregory the Great School, Hamilton Square, NJ
  • 1990-1994, General Music and choirs for 6th through 8th grades, S.W.C.S. Chan Pak Sha School, Hong Kong
  • 1985-1990, General Music and choirs for 6th through 8th grades, Mathematics for 6th through 8th grades, Bethel High School, Hong Kong
  • 1982-1985, General Music and choir for 1st, 3rd and 4th grades, St. Paul’s Co-educational school, Hong Kong
  • 1981-1982, General Music and choir for 7th and 8th grades, Mathematics for 7th and 8th grades, English for 7th grade, St. Peter’s Secondary School, Hong Kong


Classes taught at Taylor University 

  • Music in Elementary Classroom
  • Introduction to Music Education
  • Elementary School Music

Director of Taylor Ensembles 

  • Adoration Chorus
  • Handbells Choir

Other duties at Taylor University 

  • Coordinator of the Music Education Program
  • Working with the School of Education
  • Supervising Student Teachers
  • Advisor of CNAFME

Classes Taught at University of Rhode Island 

  • Introduction to Music Teaching
  • Student Teaching Seminar


Other duties at URI

  • Coordinator of the Music Education Program
  • Working with the School of Education
  • Management of all student teaching assignments
  • Supervising Student Teachers
  • Music Department Undergraduate Committee

Classes Taught at Georgia Southern University 

  • Elementary Music Methods
  • Middle Grades Music Methods
  • Secondary Music Methods
  • Senior Seminar
  • Choral Conducting and Literature
  • Music Appreciation
  • Women’s Chorus

Other Duties at GSU

  • Coordinator of the Music Education Program
  • Working with the College of Education
  • Management of all student teaching assignments
  • Supervising Student Teachers
  • Supervising a music education master student’s final project

Classes Taught at Heidelberg College 

  • Music Education in Elementary School
  • Choral Music Education in the Secondary Curriculum
  • Beginning Voice Class
  • Intermediate Voice class
  • Understanding & Enjoying Music

Director of Heidelberg Choral Ensembles 

  • College Community Chorus
  • The Singing Collegians

Other Duties at Heidelberg 

  • Supervision of student teachers
  • Advising students
  • Advisor of OCMEA
  • Member of Religious and Cultural Life Committee 2007-8

Dissertation

Secondary Choral Music Education in Hong Kong: Relations among Motivation to Music, Meaning of the Choral Experiences, and Selected Demographic Variables

Publication

A Descriptive Study of Public School Music Programs in Indiana (co-author with Charles Schmidt, Rhonda Baker, and Beth Hayes), Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 169, September, 2006.

Perception of the Meaning of the High School Choral Experience, Visions of Research in Music Education, Special Edition, Vol. 2, August 2002.

Poster Presentation

CIC Music Education Conference 2001: Perception of the Meaning of the High School Choral Experience

2006 MENC National Convention (with co-authors: Charles Schmidt, Rhonda Baker, and Beth Hayes): A Descriptive Study of Public School Music Programs in Indiana

Presentation

Clinic at CMENC Mini-Conference (Oct. 3, 2009, Mercer University GA): Chinese Folksongs in Your Music Classroom

Paper presented (with co-authors: Charles Schmidt, Rhonda Baker, and Beth Hayes) at 2005 CIC Annual Conference On Music Education: A Descriptive Study of Public School Music Programs in Indiana

Paper presented at 2002 Indiana Music Educator Association State Convention: Perception of the Meaning of the High School Choral Experience

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Research Assistant for a study of Music Education Program in Indiana for Indiana University

 

PROFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:

2003 Dec. - Conductor of Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong, Christmas concert at the concert hall of The Hong Kong Heritage Museum and, Christmas caroling at Hong Kong Times Square

2002 March - Soprano solo in a doctoral recital in composition, Three Songs written for Soprano: Missing You, Blessing, Farewell

1994 -1997 - Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt, Director, Performances of the Brahms’s Requiem, Symphony of Psalm, and the War Requiem with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Kurt Masur

1979 -1994 - Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong

  • Choir member and resident conductor (1990-1994)
  • Conductor of Vienna Tour (performed at Town Hall, United Nations Austrian Center, and City Hall Plaza) in July 1994
  • Choir members in the following operas since 1980: Madama Butterfly, Aida, IL Trovatore, Maria Stuarda, Norma, Rigoletto, La Boheme, Don Pasquale

1986-1989 - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Choir

1981-1984 - The Churchwomen Singers of Hong Kong

1980-1982 - Chorale Victoria (One of the founders and choir member)

1977-1981 - The Hong Kong Youth Choir

CHRUCH MUSIC EXPERIENCE:

1996-1998 - Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, Trenton, NJ, Director of Choirs

1997-1998 - St. Gregory the Great Church, Hamilton Square, NJ, Director of children’s choir, Music teacher for Religious Education Program, directed children choir and accompanied for the Christmas Musical

1982-1994 - Wah Kee Missionary and Alliance Church of H.K., Director of choirs

 

HONORS:

1994-1996 - Sir Robert Black Trust and Postgraduate Scholarship (Hong Kong Government)

 

ACTIVITIES:

1982-1994 - Worship Committee member of Wah Kee Missionary and Alliance Church of Hong Kong

1984-1988 - Member of Administrative Committee of the Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong

1979-1980 - Soprano Part Leader of the Hong Kong Youth Choir

 

AFFILIATION:

  • National Association for Music Education
  • College Music Society
  • American Choral Directors Association
  • International Society for Music Education