Emily Katayama

Director Piano Academy

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EMILY JANE KATAYAMA maintains a diverse career as a solo and collaborative performer, educator, and lecturer. She holds a Master of Music degree in harpsichord performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Edward Parmentier, and a Bachelor of Music degree with Summa cum laude honors in piano performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (Wheaton, IL). A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Katayama is a founding member of the period ensemble New Comma Baroque and the Antiqua Baroque Consort, and has also performed with the Fox Valley Orchestra and International Chamber Artists. Notable solo harpsichord recitals include for the Academy of Early Music series (Ann Arbor) and the Harpsichord Clearing House’s series at the Boston Early Music Festival. Ms. Katayama was also a participant in the WFMT Bach Keyboard Festival 2015. Ms. Katayama was a faculty member of the Madison Early Music Festival 2015, and a featured lecturer at the Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association’s Baroque Festival 2014, as well as the Fox Hills Music Teachers Association’s Baroque Festival 2017. Ms. Katayama currently serves as the Director of the Piano Academy at North Central College (Naperville, IL), and has formerly taught on the faculty of the Preparatory & Community Piano Program at Concordia University Chicago, and served as a church musician and choral accompanist. She currently maintains an independent private piano studio. Ms. Katayama is a member of Music Teachers National Association, the Naperville and Chicago chapters of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Early Music America.