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Ya-­‐Jhu Yang                

Composer, Pianist,  Choral  conductor,  Organist   EDUCATION – Artist Diploma (Composition) at Curtis Institute of Music (PA) (2009-2011); full scholarship – MM (Composition) at the Manhattan School of Music – (NY) (2007-2009); President Award recipient – BM (Composition) at the National Taiwan Normal University – Taipei, Taiwan (2001-2005) PRINCIPAL TEACHERS CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC (2009-2011) Composition: Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon Counterpoint and Analysis: Ford Lallerstedt Manhattan School of Music (2007-2009) Composition: Richard Danielpour, Nils Vigeland Theory and Analysis: Reiko Füeting National Taiwan Normal University (2001-2005) Composition: Gordon Chin, Yen Lu PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – ACCOMPANIST (2013-current), Pennsylvania Girlchoir (PA) – MUSIC APPRECIATION TEACHER (2011-current), Kohelet Yeshiva High School (PA) – MUSIC DIRECTOR, ORGANIST (2011-current), Gloria Dei Church (PA) – MUSIC DIRECTOR, COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE (Fall 2011), Main Line Chinese Cultural Center – ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR, PIANIST (2009-2011), Chinese Community Church of New York – ACCOMPANIST (2002-2006), Yinqi Symphony and Chorus Art Foundation (TAIWAN) AWARDS, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES – Pennsville High School (NJ), Residency program of Appel Farm Arts and Music Center (Feb-Jun 2012) – Alumni Travel Grant, Curtis Institute of Music (to attend Aug. 2011 Italian production of The Falcon, 2011) – The Fontainebleau School (France) (full fellowship) (2010) – Dr. Milton Rock Fellowship, Curtis Institute (2009) – 2nd Prize Washington International Competition (2009): Letters to Formosa – Manhattan Prize for String Quartet (2008): Struggle – 3rd Prize Chang-Hui Hsu International Competition (2005): Echoes of Memory COMMISSIONS – Elite ArtistsTrio (Taiwan, 2014): 2 Arrangements for Hymns – Curtis Institute of Music (2013): Songs of Love and Despair, trio for mezzo-soprano, viola, and guitar – Curtis Institute of Music (2013): 3 Short Movements for solo viola – When Notes Fly (MA)(2011): Silhouettes for viola solo and 2 dancers – Main Line Chinese Cultural Center (2011): Lunar Ode, trio for pipa, er-hu and cello – Curtis Institute of Music (2011): About a Butterfly for violin and piano – National Taiwan Recital Hall Artist, Wei-Ting Wang (2011): 3 pieces for vibraphone solo: Those Missing, A Fading Chant, Voyage – International Opera Theater; American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter (2010): The Falcon – Philadelphia Orchestra Association (2010): The Seal and the Pigs for children’s concert – The Rock School of Ballet Education (2009): Elements Ballet Suite for chamber ensemble

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