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Evelyn Dias


Pianist Evelyn Dias has performed in the United States, France, the Czech Republic and her native country of India. She has collaborated with flutist/composer Gary Schocker and British violinist Madeleine Mitchell among others. A former instructor at Northwestern University, Chicago's Merit School of Music and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, she is currently involved with Child's Play (India) Foundation.

What has been the best part about your experiences with ECLC?

ECLC has had a profoundly positive effect on me. Valuable, practical information presented in a systematic and approachable way has helped me recognize that I can take control of my future as a musician despite the odds. ECLC has led to an unexpected change in my attitude towards networking and entrepreneurial thinking. It has helped me redefine success. None of this would have been possible without encouragement and constructive feedback from Professor James Doser.

How do you envision ECLC playing a role in your future career?

ECLC has helped me uncover and articulate my skills – both musical and non-musical. I have already begun to think and act differently since I began the program. From assertive negotiations with concert promoters, preparedness for press interviews and networking opportunities to my newfound resolve to use my music to truly connect with people, it is clear that ECLC has transformed me.

What drew you to participate in the ECLC program initially?

I discovered the ECLC program online just by chance. The course description outlined topics that are not usually taught in music school but that musicians are expected to know. I believed that the Eastman brand would be associated with a quality product and felt compelled to take it. I am thoroughly glad that I did. It has exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend it to musicians of all stripes!


Graduation Date(s) and Degree(s)

2014 D.M.A. Piano Performance (Northwestern University Bienen School of Music)

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