Eva KwanAssistant Professor of Music
Smith-Hermanson MC 152
- DME, Music Education, Indiana University (2007)
- MM, Music Education, Westminster Choir College (1997)
- BS, Psychology & Professional Studies, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education - UK (1998)
- Teacher Certification, Northcote College of Education, Hong Kong (1981)
Advice to Incoming Students
- Be engaged in all the classes and stay connected with the activities on campus
- Make friends with your fellow classmates and others in your dorm
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions in and outside class time and go your professors’ office hours
- Attend chapels and other activities
Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor
Taylor University is a great place to be. I am so thankful for this opportunity to be a faculty member here. Let me share with you a few reasons that I love teaching here at Taylor. The up-to-date and awesome facilities/resources at Taylor enhance teaching and learning. Taylor students are very motivated and hardworking. My colleagues are wonderful and caring. Chapels and other activities in this Christ centered institution help me grow closer to God. This is the best place to be!
Spending time with friends and families, trying new recipes with friends for fun, getting a lot of ideas from Pinterest, and watching movies
Major Career Accomplishments
Dr. Kwan held faculty positions at Heidelberg University, Georgia Southern University, and University of Rhode Island. Dr. Kwan taught general music and choirs at elementary and middle school levels in Hong Kong before she came to the US. She also taught general music and choirs in New Jersey after completing her master degree at Westminster Choir College. Dr. Kwan conducted and performed with choral ensembles in Hong Kong, Vienna, and the United States. At Taylor University, Dr. Kwan serves as the director of music education. Dr. Kwan’s research interest focuses on students’ motivation and participation in vocal/choral music; music teacher preparation, and multicultural music in the music curriculum. Her research has been presented at national and state conferences and published in national music education journals.