Elena Korchak holds a D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her M.M. (Master of Music) and B.M. (Bachelor of Music) degrees - are from the Gnessin State Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia. She has combined performing and teaching piano in various capacities for over 25 years.
Concert appearances throughout the United States and Europe have brought her numerous awards, most notable is the First Place for the Best Collaborative Performance ("Voices of Russia" auditions, 1988). She collaborated with such well known artists as cellist Alexander Rudin, the Bronze Winner of the Tchaikowsky International Competition in Moscow. Dr. Korchak has seven certificates of achievement for artistic talent, including an Honorable Certificate from the Senate of Texas (1995). She is a member of the College Music Society (CMS), American Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
Elena, in addition to being a faculty member here at Music/Arts Institute and an instructor of the students at our After School Enrichment Music Program at Barstow School is also a faculty member at Blue River Community College. In her teaching Elena has a strong commitment to excellence. She has prepared students for local, state, regional, national and international competititons. Her students regularly participate in MTNA's Fall Festival and Achievement auditions, as well as in District and State auditions and other events.