Angela Myles Beeching, Director
A leader in the field of music career development, CME Director Angela Myles Beeching is author of the acclaimed Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music and co-founder of the Network of Music Career Development Officers, the premier organization for the profession. Ms. Beeching has advised hundreds of musicians, coaching them on ways to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into successful projects and career paths. The former director of the New England Conservatory Career Services Center, Angela has also been a consultant to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has presented workshops at many educational institutions, as well as for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the National Association of Schools of Music, Chamber Music America, and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. A Fulbright Scholar and Harriet Hale Woolley grant recipient, Ms. Beeching holds a doctorate in cello and taught at Cal State Fresno and SUNY Potsdam. She is committed to helping musicians create new paths to success. Her popular “Monday Bytes” blog, with weekly career tips and inspiration, is found on the site for her private practice, Beyond Talent Consulting.
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Casey Molino Dunn, Deputy Director
CME Deputy Director Casey Molino Dunn has collaborated with a range of musicians to advance their careers and entrepreneurial activities. Casey has worked as a publicist, both independently and at Christina Jensen PR, securing a range of media coverage and producing special events for clients. He previously coordinated the Eastman School of Music’s Office of Careers and Professional Development and was a member of The Juilliard School’s student services staff. Active as a baritone vocalist and actor, he has performed at Lincoln Center, sung as a Resident Artist with NYC’s Dicapo Opera Theatre, and appeared in concerts, plays, and musicals. His teaching experience includes work for Hunter College’s First Year Seminar program and private studio teaching in piano and voice. As the Director of Music at Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church (Chatham, N.J.), Casey shares a diverse range of solo music, including his original compositions, and conducts choral and instrumental ensembles, often from the keyboard. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.
Pianist Eunbi Kim has booked over fifty community engagement performances in the Washington, D.C. area at retirement homes, churches, museums, community centers, and public schools. She previously built a private teaching studio of twenty students, ages 4 to 45, and has also taught at Brooklyn Musical Arts. In addition, Ms. Kim has worked as an intern at the Corona Youth Music Project, the first “El Sistema” inspired program in Queens, New York. Fluent in both Korean and English, Eunbi can assist in editing promotional materials, graduate school applications, finding teaching jobs, and creating your own performance opportunities. Ms. Kim is completing her Master’s degree this year at MSM.
Since being elected CEO of the “Kids’ Wonderful Incense Company” by her fourth-grade classmates, vocalist/improviser Joyce Kwon has been honing her entrepreneurial skills through networking, blogging, and presenting a unique, identifiable persona. Joyce’s wide-ranging adventures in the arts include a stint teaching and sharing music with indigenous people in the Amazon. Among the other experiences she brings to the CME, Joyce has booked performances for musicians at UC Berkeley, presented workshops on activism in music, and edited college admissions essays and website copy. As a performer, Joyce has sung at clubs such as the Catalina Jazz Club and Blue Whale in Los Angeles and has explored, through improvised music, Americans’ understanding of North Korea. Having studied gayageum (the 12-string Korean zither) for the past two years, Joyce is now studying jazz voice in the graduate program at MSM.
Jazz drummer Kevin McDonald brings to the CME his public relations experience gained through work at Cohn Dutcher Associates, Eastman School of Music’s Office of Communications, and Manhattan School of Music’s Office of External Affairs. To promote his own groups, Kevin has developed strategic press plans and materials used for performances with Carnegie Hall’s Professional Training Workshops with Brad Mehldau, Music for a Great Space, and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Active within the MSM community, Kevin also works as a student publicist for MSM Director of PR Debra Kinzler, coaches rhythm section for MSM Precollege, and is on the percussion faculty of the MSM Sundays Program. Kevin holds undergraduate degrees in Jazz Studies from Eastman School of Music and Economics from the University of Rochester.
Karen Kyung-Eun Na
Pianist Karen Kyung-Eun Na has cultivated a multi-faceted music career not only as a performer, but also as an educator, opera coach, and radio program director. She has served as adjunct faculty at Seoul Arts High School and Sungshin Women’s University in Korea. Previously she worked as a Spectrum Resident Artist Coach and Education Tour Manager at Virginia Opera. Beyond her performing and teaching, Karen also served as an assistant program director for The Classical Collection at TBS English FM in Korea. Born in Seoul, Karen is fluent in both Korean and English, and brings to the CME experience assisting students with graduate school applications and editing promotional materials. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Yonsei University, an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory, and a master’s degree in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School. Currently a doctoral candidate studying accompanying with Warren Jones at MSM, Karen balances collaborating with both instrumentalists and vocalists.
Aaron Patterson, originally of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is a second-year DMA Saxophone Performance candidate at Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Paul Cohen. He holds a BS in Music Education and an MM in Saxophone Performance (summa cum laude) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Aaron brings over ten years’ teaching experience to CME, sharing insights and guidance from a diverse background in public elementary and secondary schools, private fine arts school, college, community arts programs, and private woodwind lessons instruction. He successfully balances teaching with an active performance schedule as a chamber musician, soloist, and pit orchestra instrumentalist. Aaron is eager to assist those looking to artistically and financially succeed in all facets of their musicianship! Aaron is also a Doctoral Fellow for Manhattan School of Music’s Education Outreach and currently teaches at Long Ridge Music in Stamford, Connecticut.