Geena Kam is a classical pianist, pedagogue, and art administrator. Born in Korea, Geena decided to pursue a life in music when she moved to the States as an exchange student. Since then, she has devoted herself in learning, practicing, performing, and teaching music.

 

Geena holds degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.A), Eastern Michigan University (M.A), and University of Iowa (D.M.A). She also attended the Institute of Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Heifetz International Music Institute, Chautauqua Institution, and Adamant Music School. 

As a soloist and chamber musician Geena has concertized throughout the Midwest, Asia, and Europe. She is currently a piano faculty member at Saint Mary’s College and the Chamber Music Academy Director at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association

In her spare time, Geena loves to read pastry cookbooks and try new recipes, as one of her childhood dreams was to become a pastry chef (and she still secretly hopes to become one someday). Geena lives in Granger, Indiana with her husband, two children, and a mischievous golden doodle dog.

Positions

2021-present       Chamber Music Academy Director, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, Notre Dame, IN

2011-present       Piano Faculty, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

2020-2021          Program Assistant, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, Notre Dame, IN

2011-2015           Piano Faculty, Indiana University South Bend, IN

2011-2012           Piano Faculty, University of Notre Dame, IN

2009-2011           Piano Faculty, Kirkwood Community College, IA

2007-2011           Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa

2005-2007          Graduate Assistant, Eastern Michigan University

Professional Experience

2011-present      South Bend Area Music Teachers Association

                               - Festival Director: creates and directs the festivals & competitions for the pre-college students

                               - Stickley Piano Competition Committee: plans and organizes an annual piano competition

                               - Website Manager: manages and updates www.sbamta.org

2019-present      Founder and Artistic Director of Buchanan Art Center Summer Concert Series

                                 - Directs a free public concert series for the South West Michigan/North Eastern Indiana community

2019-present      Chapter Head of the Michiana Music for Food Concert Series

                                 - Organizes a charity concert series benefiting the Food Bank of Northern Indiana

2018-2019         Indiana University South Bend Piano Series Advisory Committee

                                  - Participates in committee that oversees and plans the concert series

Education 

2012                    D.M.A. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa

                               - Thesis: Analytical and pedagogical approach to the Sonatine for piano by Donald Martin Jenni (1937-2006)

2007                    M.A. Piano Performance, Eastern Michigan University

2005                    B.A. Piano Performance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign