Practice Coach and Senior Counselor

Eya Setsu is an Ohio-based violinist pursuing her Masters in Music Performance at the University of Akron.  Committed to new music, Eya particularly enjoys collaborating with colleagues on contemporary string arrangements and compositions. She began teaching violin through her own instructor's studio in high school where her passion for teaching and mentoring grew rapidly as she watched her students develop and succeed in mastering their goals.  Growing-up, Eya was fortunate to attend public schools with strong string and orchestral programs and enjoys visiting those schools where she works with the orchestras conducted by her former teachers.  A New Yorker at heart, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Music from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Dr. Linda Sinanian.  Eya was the 2018 recipient of the Elizabeth Ball Kurz Music Prize while at Stony Brook and has performed in Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center. She is currently completing her graduate studies under the guidance of Dr. Minju Kim and has most recently performed in masterclass with Andrés Cárdenes.

Aside from music, Eya enjoys spending time with puppies and kittens of all ages, hiking, fencing, and playing video games.