Dr. Kara Eubanks

Violin Teacher

Kara Eubanks

SAA Member


Eugene, OR
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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, Kara 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, she was inducted into the Sycamore Music Hall of Fame in her hometown of Sycamore, Illinois.

As a popular music performer. Kara 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.

Kara is the director of the Willamette Violin Academy in Eugene, Oregon, where she teaches violin and music theory She also serves on the music faculty at the University of Oregon and previously taught at Northern Illinois University and at CUNY’s Brooklyn College Conservatory.

Kara holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research focuses on the Suzuki Method’s relationship to Western Progressive education and Western traditional string pedagogy. Kara also holds 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.