Er-Gene Kahng (she/her/hers) is Professor of Violin, Head of Strings and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Arkansas and is a former Wolfson Fellow at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK. She serves as Concertmaster of Fort Smith Symphony, Board Member of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, and co-Artistic Director of the new music group, Khemia Ensemble. Collaborations have included performances with Chineke!, Norfolk Symphony Orchestra (UK), Crystal Bridges of American Art, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, New Haven Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Portland-Columbia Symphony, Camellia Symphony, Esplanade Theatre, and the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.  Er-Gene also serves as the President of UA's Asian Pacific Americans Leadership Board, and is committed to DEIB issues, and aims to explore ways contemporary American classical music can intersect with, and highlight, forgotten narratives of the past and thus shape the musical values of the present and future.



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