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Eva Kwan

Associate Professor of Music

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  • DME, Music Education, Indiana University
  • MM, Music Education, Westminster Choir College
  • BS, Psychology & Professional Studies, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education—UK
  • Teacher Certification, Northcote College of Education, Hong Kong

Career Highlights

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's degree at Westminster Choir College. Dr. Kwan conducted and performed with choral ensembles in Hong Kong, Vienna, mainland China, 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 conference, international conferences, and published in national music education journals.

Featured Work

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.


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!


She loves to spend time with friends and families, trying new recipes with friends for fun, getting a lot of ideas from Pinterest, and watching movies.