Dr. In-Ja Eshelman

Dr. In-Ja Eshelman
Part-time Lecturer, Keyboard Division
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Part-time Lecturer, Keyboard Division

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Dr. In-Ja Eshelman received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Piano Performance from Michigan State University, where she studied with Deborah Moriarty, Ralph Votapek, and Dai-Uk Lee. A native of Seoul, South Korea, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Kyung-Hee University and a diploma from the prestigious Sun-Wha Art High School. She had additional studies with Christopher Harding.  Teaching applied piano in the Keyboard Division, she also serves as a collaborative pianist and has taught courses in the Academic Studies Division. She has served as a faculty member at Baylor’s Summer Piano Institute and an adjudicator for the Baylor/Waco Piano Competition, and previously she taught at Northern Arizona University and McLennan Community College. As a collaborative pianist, she has performed with internationally renowned soloists including Michel Debost, Øystein Baadsvik, Steven Mead, Dr. Brian Bowman, and David Childs. She has released two CDs with her husband, Dr. Kent Eshelman, and the American Record Guide referred to her as an “outstanding collaborator.” She also maintains a private piano studio and resides in Waco, Texas with her husband and two sons.

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