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Hana Chu

Hana Chu, DMA

Private Lesson Instructor


Dr. Hana Chu has shown her diverse artistic scope as an acclaimed soloist and collaborative pianist. She frequently performs with chamber groups in various parts of the globe including Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, and South Korea. As an enthusiastic advocate of new music, she has premiered “Blue Pacific” by a leading contemporary composer, Michael Torke, and released a single album on Ecstatic Records, which can be heard on classical music stations across the U.S. She enjoys collaborating with jazz and pop musicians to bring riveting and unique performances to the audience, including an international tour with her fellow musicians with the novel concept of introducing different genres of music within one concert. A native of South Korea, Dr. Chu received her degrees from the Juilliard School under the instruction of Matti Raekallio and Jerome Lowenthal, and from Eastman School of Music as a protégé of Nelita True and Jean Barr. After having served as a piano faculty at Kent State University from 2018 to 2022, Dr. Chu joins the faculty at Denison University and Cedarville University from the fall of 2022.

Education and Credentials:

  • D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Literature and minor in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • M.M. in Piano Performance, The Juilliard School
  • B.M. in Piano Performance, The Juilliard School


  • Reading
  • Crafts
  • Spending time with my two cats
  • Running

Why Cedarville?

I love to praise God with wonderful students with the unique gift of music