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
Collaborative Pianist; Vocal and Instrumental Coach
Jessica Modaff, Assistant Teaching Professor in Music, is a collaborative pianist, music theorist, and vocal/instrumental coach. Dr. Modaff has held coach and professional collaborative pianist positions for numerous choirs and individual performers throughout the United States, as well as England, France, Russia, Slovenia and Austria. She has accompanied at contests and events for ACDA, NATS, IMEA, IHSA, MMEA and Stars at Symphony ... more ➔
Instructor of Piano
Alina Polyakov teaches applied piano at Gordon. She was born in the Ukraine in the former Soviet Union, and holds both master’s and doctoral degrees from the Gnessin’s Conservatory in Moscow. Her principal teachers were Emil Gilels, Yuri Petrov and Leonid Brumberg. Ms. Polyakov has performed with the Gnessin’s Conservatory Orchestra and has performed extensively in the former Soviet Union. Her performance experience also ... more ➔