Assistant Teaching Professor of Music
Conductor of Men’s Choir
Collaborative Pianist, Ya Lin Huang, has performed as a soprano, chamber musician, art song recitalist, and choir pianist in Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. As a passionate and caring collaborator, she is noted for her colorful tones, expressive playing, and her sensitivity to various forms of art.
Ya Lin grew up in Taiwan learning to play both clarinet and piano from a young age ... more ➔
Instructor of Piano Proficiency
Ukranian-born pianist Andrey Karpyuk has quickly earned his reputation as a soloist and collaborative artist throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Ukraine. A prize winner of several piano competitions, including the Young Artist Piano Competition (Ukraine), Andrey began his studies at the Music School for Gifted Children at the age of seven.
Dr. Karpyuk received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees ... more ➔
Assistant Teaching Professor in Music
Vocal and Instrumental Coach
Jessica Modaff, Assistant Professor of Music, is a collaborative pianist, music theorist, music director, and vocal/instrumental coach. Dr. Modaff has held professional collaborative pianist and coaching positions for numerous choirs and individual performers throughout the United States, England, France, Russia, Slovenia and Austria. She has been a collaborative pianist at contests and events for ACDA, NATS, IMEA, IHSA, ... more ➔
Instructor of Piano
Alina Polyakov is a Ukrainian-born American pianist who teaches at Gordon College. Ms. Polyakov graduated from the Gnessin's Academy of Music. Her principal teachers were Emil Gilels, Yuri Petrov and Leonid Brumberg. Ms. Polyakov has performed with the Gnessin's Academy Orchestra and has performed extensively in the former Soviet Union. Ms. Polyakov's performance experience encompasses solo recitals and orchestral appearances ... more ➔