Assistant Professor of Music and Liturgical Coordinator
Pianist Evelyn Dias has performed both as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, France and the Czech Republic, as well as in her native country of India at such venues as The National Center for the Performing Arts, The Kala Academy, Pune Music Society’s Mazda Hall and on All India Radio.
An avid chamber musician, she assisted renowned flutist and composer Gary Schocker in the world premiere of several compositions at the National Flute Association conference in Chicago. Other highlights include an appearance with violist Dr. Amanda Wilton at the American Viola Society Festival and a series of concerts in India with acclaimed British violinist Madeleine Mitchell.
Having devoted herself to the study of the piano transcriptions of Sergei Prokofiev’s ballets, Evelyn has presented lecture recitals on the topic at the College Music Society Great Lakes conference, the Illinois State Music Teacher’s Association conference, the Xavier Center of Historical Research in Goa, India and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers State Conference.
Evelyn enjoys teaching and has served as an instructor at Northwestern University, Chicago’s Merit School of Music, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, New Mozart School of Music in Palo Alto and the California Conservatory of Music in Santa Clara, CA. She has also worked with the students and faculty of the non-profit Child’s Play (India) Foundation.
D.M.A. -- Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. (Piano Performance)
M.A. -- University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Piano Performance and Pedagogy)
B.M. -- University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Piano Performance)
B.A. -- St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India (Economics and Statistics)
Elements of Music
Ear Training and Sight Singing
MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)
Former international student
Has performed in the U.S., Europe and Asia
Formed lasting relationships with diverse people met while studying and teaching in Iowa City, Evanston, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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