Dr. Eunbyol Ko, Assistant Professor, Piano
“Piano study at MSU offers majors the guidance and instruction needed to grow and excel as performers, collaborators, and teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A host of opportunities await students at MSU, from guest artist recitals, to masterclasses, workshops, and a wide range of area performances. I am continually impressed and excited by everything that is available to our students!"
A native of South Korea, Dr. Eunbyol Ko is Assistant Professor of Piano at Morehead State University. She maintains an active international performing career as a soloist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. She has performed in Canada, Austria, Belgium, Italy, the Czech Republic, South Korea, and throughout the United States, and has appeared with orchestras including the Kyungwon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Queen City Chamber Orchestra, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Her performances have been televised and broadcast nationally on MBC in Korea as well as Waterloo’s KCFP in Canada.
Dr. Ko has worked with notable groups and musicians throughout her career, including Leon Fleisher, Claude Franck, Awadagin Pratt, Julian Martin, Midori, the Tokyo String Quartet, and the Juilliard String Quartet. An active collaborator, she has served as a chamber music coach and accompanist for the renowned Starling String Project as well as the Grandin Festival in Cincinnati. She was also the official accompanist for the Young-Pyong International Clarinet Festival in South Korea and the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria.
Prior to joining the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at MSU, Dr. Ko was on the faculty at Austin Peay State University. She has also taught in the Secondary Piano Department at the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM) and has served on the faculty of the CCM Preparatory Department where her students have won numerous awards and competitions. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) as well, and has presented at conferences both locally and nationally.
Dr. Ko’s competition honors include first prizes in the South Korea National Piano Competition, the Eum-Yeon competition in South Korea, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Music Competition. She was also a prize winner in the Kankakee Young Artists Concerto Competition, the International Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition, and the American Protégé International Piano Competition in New York.
Dr. Ko holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Masters degree in piano from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Bachelors degree in piano from Kyungwon University in Korea. Her former teachers include Soo-Jung Shin, Shigeo Neriki, Eugene Pridonoff, and James Tocco.