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June 7, 2016 - Eastern Michigan University is pleased to announce Deborah Pae to the faculty as Professor of Cello at the School of Music & Dance. Ms. Pae’s full –time tenure-track appointment will begin in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “exceptionally gifted” and “breathtaking," Ms. Pae has captivated audiences with her “superb tone...high level of interpretative intelligence” (Transcentury Blog) and "sophisticated technique" (San Diego Story). She holds degrees from the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, and is former artist-in-residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium, and has established an international profile as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist (Outhere Music, Zig-Zag Territoires, New World Records).

A devoted teaching artist, Ms. Pae has served as Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at Académie et École Anglicorde in France, Visiting Guest Artist at Columbia University’s Music Performance Program, and Chamber Music Mentor at the Juilliard Pre-College Division, New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. She has also served as artistic manager of Music for Food Boston benefit concert series, and founder and curator of the WLP Lunchtime Series in Boston (2010-2012).

I was immediately struck by EMU’s caring faculty and supportive environment during my visit there in April, and the students’ genuine desire to learn and to use their musical capabilities to reach the community at large. I look forward to working with everyone and making EMU my home starting this September!  - Deborah Pae

Ms. Pae is cellist of the critically acclaimed Formosa Quartet and award-winning Trio Modetre. She has received major awards from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund, Belgian American Educational Foundation, DoMusica Foundation, and National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and plays a Vincenzo Postiglione cello (c. 1885) generously on loan from the Arts and Letters Foundation.

For Pae’s full biography and to learn about projects and future engagements, visit

About EMU School of Music & Dance: Nurturing the musical growth of over 350 music and dance majors and minors, EMU School of Music & Dance offers an education that fosters creativity, encourages each student intellectually and creates a unique space for artistic expression. The dedicated members of the Eastern Michigan University faculty balance teaching and research to prepare students with relevant skills and real world awareness. From holding over 200 events featuring music and dance students and faculty to being home for one of the only two music therapy centers in Michigan, the School of Music & Dance offers an array of opportunity. Following the mission of the university, EMU School of Music & Dance strives to enrich lives in a supportive, intellectually dynamic and diverse community.

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