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Chan Mi Jean
Music Director, Young Singer Program | Vocal Coach
Chan Mi Jean is the Lecturer in Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she specializes in Collaborative Piano. Jean is an emerging solo pianist, chamber musician, and opera coach who has made her international appearances including performances in Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, and the United States. 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. Prior to joining UT Martin, Jean has served as the Apprentice Coach for the Virginia Opera.As an active chamber musician, Jean has performed with various musicians on a wide range of repertoire. Jean was the winner of the Irving Shain Woodwind-Piano Duo Competition with Oboist Dr. Emily Knappen and has received an Honorable Mention in the American Prize Instrumental Solo Competition for her recent recording with UT Martin tuba professor Dr. Steve Darling. A native of Seoul, Korea, Jean has received her D.M.A. in Collaborative Piano from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a minor in Opera Coaching; M.M. and P.D. in Piano Performance from Indiana University.