Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer is Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Collaborative Piano at Baylor University. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance with emphasis in chamber music and collaborative arts from the University of Texas at Austin; a Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma in piano performance from New England Conservatory where she was a Piano Honors Competition winner; and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan. Her principal teachers and coaches include Anton Nel, Gabriel Chodos, Nobuko Amada, Eiji Oue and Margo Garrett. She has been on the accompanying faculty at New England Conservatory, and while at the University of Texas at Austin she was named the first prize winner in the Sidney Wright Endowed Presidential Scholarship Competition in Piano Accompanying.
Dr. Ayer has concertized throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Korea, where she is in demand both as a soloist and collaborative pianist. She has been heard on National Public Radio with Ronald de Kant, former Professor of Clarinet at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. With her husband, clarinetist Christopher Ayer, she performs as the Duo Karudan.