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About Yu-Jane Yang

Yu-Jane Yang

Dr. Yu-Jane Yang is a Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor, Endowed Scholar/Artist of the College of Arts & Humanities, and the director of Keyboard Studies at Weber State University. Yang is the national recipient of the most prestigious Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Teacher of the Year award in 2020. Furthermore, her many professional accolades include, the Steinway Top Teacher Award in 2022, the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame in 2021, the Outstanding Service Award given by the National Conference in Keyboard Pedagogy in 2019, MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2011 and the Utah Music Teachers Association (UMTA) Legacy Award in 2010.

In great demand as a presenter, performer and master class teacher, Yang is the pianist of the Wasatch Piano Trio, the Weber State University Faculty Piano Trio and the Formosan Violin-Piano Duo and she has given numerous piano workshops, master classes and concert performances in Austria, Poland, Norway, Spain, Italy, Germany, Singapore, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Canada and the United States. Most recently, Yang was the featured MTNA National Conference masterclass teacher for the Intermediate Piano Master Class at the 2022 MTNA Virtual National Conference. Yang also appears frequently as an adjudicator for piano competitions nationally and internationally, including judging the MTNA Competition National Finals and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition preliminary auditions.

Yang’s piano students have been top prizewinners in both collegiate and pre-college divisions in numerous state, national and international piano competitions, including the national first place winner of the 2010 MTNA Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition and the 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Award national winner. Yang’s students at Weber State University have also received piano scholarships for graduate studies from world-renowned music schools such as the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, the University of Oklahoma and the Cleveland Institute of Music upon graduation. Yang’s pedagogy students at Weber State have also won state and national recognitions for their outstanding teaching, including seven state winners of the UMTA Collegiate Student Teacher of the Year, one national winner of the MTNA Studio Teaching Fellowship and four-time national winners of the MTNA Collegiate Chapter of the Year.