B.M., Tainan University of Technology
M.A., Fu Jen Catholic University
M.M., Carnegie Mellon University
D.M.A., Penn State University
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Music: Adjunct Faculty
Joanne Yang is an educator and performer from Tainan, Taiwan. She has collaborated with a variety of chamber ensembles, and as a recital accompanist, she performed the world premiere of “The Hall” by Joseph Gregorio with the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir at the 2015 national conference of the American Choral Directors Association. During her time as an applied accompanist at the Pennsylvania State University, she worked with many established musicians including Paul Edmund-Davies, principle flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Julie Landsman, principle horn of the Metropolitan Opera.
Yang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Tainan University of Technology, where she studied with Lily Chou. She received a Master of Music degree with Academic Honors in Education at Fu Jen Catholic University under the tutelage of Suwen Sun. Next, she received a Master of Music degree in piano performance under Hanna Wu Li and obtained a piano pedagogy certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, she obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Penn State University, where she studied with Timothy Shafer.
She currently works in Lycoming College as an adjunct collaborative pianist. She is also an applied accompanist at the Pennsylvania State University, and she maintains a busy schedule of solo and chamber music concert appearances.