Lecturer of Music
Office: 232 Fine Arts
Phone: (731) 881-7409
Chan Mi Jean is Lecturer in Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she specializes in Collaborative Piano. Jean is an emerging chamber musician, vocal pianist, and opera coach who has performed internationally in Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, and the U.S.
As an active chamber musician, Jean has performed with various instrumentalists on a wide range of repertoire and appeared in venues such as Aspen Music Festival and the pianist for the prestigious Perlman Trio in 2016-17. She was also the winner of the Irving Shain Woodwind-Piano Duo Competition with oboist Emily Knaapen. As a soloist, she has given solo recitals and won numerous competitions. She also has performed multiple concertos with orchestras.
In addition, Jean has established herself as an opera coach through years of training and worked on many operas in Europe and the U.S. with world renowned conductors such as David Effron, Jane Glover, Andrew Bisantz, and Ari Pelto. She was a recipient of the Opera Coach Fellowship for Aspen Opera Center for one of the mainstage shows La Clemenza di Tito in summer of 2017 with the invitation for the same position for Trouble in Tahiti in 2018. Jean has also worked at the Virginia Opera House as an Apprentice Coach for 2017-18.
As a passionate believer in outreach and education, Jean has served as the pianist for the Reimagining Opera for Kids (ROK) in Bloomington, IN in 2012-14, and is currently serving as the pianist and musical director for The Magic Flute Outreach with the UTM Music Department.
A native of Seoul, Korea, Jean received her D.M.A. in Collaborative Piano from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.M. and P.D. in Piano Performance from Indiana University, and B.A. in Music Performance from Asbury University. Jean’s teachers include Donald Zent, Jean Louis-Haguenauer, and Martha Fischer.