Dr. Kara Eubanks
An active and versatile violinist and pedagogue, Kara Eubanks performs, teaches, arranges, and records in Eugene, Oregon.
Dr. Eubanks has performed solo and chamber music across the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, and the Czech Republic. She has been a featured chamber musician at New York City’s Lincoln Center and in New York’s Music in Midtown chamber music series, at the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, France, and at Zeist Music Days in the Netherlands. As a recitalist, Dr. Eubanks has performed in Chicago’s Fine Arts Building and New York City’s Elebash Hall. Dr. Eubanks has been a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Fontainebleau Chamber Orchestra in Paris, France, and the DiCapo Opera Orchestra of New York City. In 2014, Dr. Eubanks was inducted into the Sycamore Music Hall of Fame in her hometown of Sycamore, Illinois.
Dr. Eubanks also maintains an active career as a recording artist and popular-music performer. Dr. Eubanks has been featured on mtv.com, National Public Radio, and daytrotter.com, and on record labels such as Eenie Meenie and Lookout! Records. Her discography includes arrangements and performances with Troubled Hubble, The Gunshy, Future Monarchs, and Andrew Jackson Jihad.
As a pedagogue, Dr. Eubanks has been a member of the faculty at Northern Illinois University and at the Brooklyn College Conservatory in New York, where she taught graduate, undergraduate, Suzuki violin. a She has also been pre-college faculty at the String Academy of Chicago and the Brooklyn Conservatory.
Dr. Eubanks holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she studied under Daniel Phillips. Her dissertation, entitled Essays in the Theory and Practice of the Suzuki Method, discusses the Suzuki Method’s relationship to Western Progressive education and Western traditional string pedagogy. She previously earned a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from Northern Illinois University, where she studied under Mathias Tacke, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and the Vermeer Quartet.