Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Joanne Yang

Joanne Yang


B.M., Tainan University of Technology
M.A., Fu Jen Catholic University
M.M., Carnegie Mellon University
D.M.A., Penn State University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4016
Campus Post Office Box 148

Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Piano

Joanne Yang is an educator and performer from Taiwan who has taught as an adjunct piano instructor in the Department of Music at Lycoming College. As an active collaborative pianist, she has performed with a variety of chamber ensembles, as well as the world premiere of The Hall by Joseph Gregorio with the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir at the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. During her time as an accompanist at Pennsylvania State University, she worked with numerous established musicians, including Paul Edmund-Davies, principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Julie Landsman, principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera. More recently, she has served as an accompanist for various events, including Penn State Flute Day, the Single Reed Summit, and the MTNA’s Eastern Division Competitions.

Yang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Tainan University of Technology, and a Master of Music degree with Academic Honors in Education at Fu Jen Catholic University. Later, at Carnegie Mellon University, she earned a Master of Music degree in piano performance in addition to a piano pedagogy certificate. Most recently, she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Penn State University. Her principal teachers included Lily Chou, Suwen Sun, Hanna Wu Li, and Timothy Shafer.