Senior Lecturer of Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coach
University of Tennessee
School of Music
325 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Eileen Downey is currently Lecturer of Piano at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she is a vocal coach and collaborative pianist, as well as a rehearsal pianist for Knoxville Opera. She was previously a member of the adjunct faculty at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX, as well as a frequent collaborator with the Texas Christian University School of Music.
Ms. Downey was one of the 2011 staff accompanists for the AIMS in Graz program. She traveled to Austria after attending the SongFest program in Malibu, CA as a second-time recipient of the SongFest at Pepperdine Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship. During the previous summer, Eileen traveled to Spain to play a recital with the winner of the 2nd annual Miguel Zanetti Competition and participate in Project Canción Española's International Festival: Interpretation of Spanish Song. Ms. Downey is an alumna of the Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera Center, where she spent the summer of 2008. She has also worked as a Fellowship Coach for the Aspen Opera Theater Center, a coach/accompanist for the Opera North Young Artist Program, a studio pianist for the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, and a pianist for the Texas Christian University Summer Institute of Art Song in Spanish and Project Canción Española Competition.
- MM in Collaborative Piano, Michigan State University, 2008
- BM in Piano Performance, Michigan State University, 2006