Kwan Yi serves as the Music Director for First Free Will Baptist Church in Greenville, NC. In his capacity as Music Director, Kwan conducts the Chancel Choir, assists in the organization of the music performed during worship services, including specials and congregational hymns, and serves as an exceptionally-gifted pianist and accompanist. Kwan strives to enhance the ministry of First Free Will Baptist Church, not only as our Music Director, but also as an educator and leader in matters of faith. He seeks to humbly glorify God through his gifts and abilities.
In addition to his service at First Church, Kwan also works as an Assistant Professor of Piano at East Carolina University. In his prior ministry as Music Director at Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville, VA, Kwan directed a large adult choir of 120 members and the chamber orchestra.
Kwan graduated from the Curtis Institute (Philadelphia, PA) with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. He then proceeded to earn his Masters of Music in Piano Performance from the prestigious Juilliard School, in New York, NY. Additionally, Kwan has obtained his Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from the Peabody Institute, (Baltimore, MD.) He is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the Peabody Institute.
Kwan is recognized as an award-winning pianist, and has performed across the world for audiences of various sizes.