Yu-Jane Yang Piano Masterclass
Time & Date: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Sunday, Dec., 21, 2014
Location: Play Music Studio, Cupertino
楊玉珍博士現任美國猶他州韋伯州立大學 (Weber State University) 正教授及鋼琴主任，並曾擔任美國吉娜巴克豪爾國際鋼琴大賽（Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition）董事會的董事 (2002-2008)，及美國猶他州音樂教師協會的州理事長(2002-2004)。
楊玉珍以優異成績由師大音樂系畢業並榮獲斐陶斐(Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honors Society)榮譽學會會員。她獲得美國伊利諾大學 (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) 全額奬學金赴美深造，取得雙碩士學位。她並獲得美國密西根大學(University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)助教奬學金，以特優成績獲得音樂博士學位。楊玉珍教授在美國師事Lydia Artymiw教授，Kenneth Drake教授，Nina Lelchuk教授，並與William Heiles教授學習大鍵琴。
楊教授是1991年美國波音鋼琴教學奬 (Baldwin Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in Piano) 全美三位得奬人之一, 並於1996、2002、2005及2007年四度榮登美國教師名人錄 (Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers)。2008年楊教授獲得美國音樂教師協會 (Music Teachers National Association) 的鋼琴學生社團全美最佳指導老師 (Collegiate Chapter Advisor of the Year) 的殊榮。2010年楊教授更因其學術專長、教學成就, 以及在專業領域的貢獻, 獲選為韋伯州立大學人文藝術學院的講座教授 (Endowed Scholar) , 並於2010年11月獲得由美國猶他州音樂教師協會頒發的〝終生成就獎〞(Legacy Award)。2011年楊教授獲選美國音樂教師協會的Foundation Fellow, 更被授予韋伯州立大學特優教授 (Presidential Distinguished Professor) 的榮譽。
楊玉珍博士經常獲邀在美國許多全國性及國際性的鋼琴教學年會上演講。楊博士及其夫婿小提琴家王世華博士也時常在美國、加拿大、新加坡、奧地利、波蘭、挪威、臺灣及中國大陸舉行鋼琴大師班教學、演講及演奏，並兩度獲邀於臺灣的國家音樂廳表演。她所寫的有關於鋼琴教學的文章曾登載於美國重要的鋼琴教學期刊上。楊博士也常在美國擔任鋼琴比賽的評審，並於1997，2006及 2008三次獲邀擔任Gina Bachauer 國際鋼琴大賽 初賽的評審之一。
楊教授的鋼琴學生在美國的鋼琴獨奏和協奏曲比賽中獲獎無數，其中包括美國音樂教師協會(Music Teachers National Association) 所舉辦的全國史坦威鋼琴大賽（Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition）大學及研究所組全美第一名(也是四十三年來第一次，由華裔鋼琴教授帶領的學生，贏得這個全國大賽的第一名) 、西雅圖國際鋼琴大賽第二名 、紐約國際鋼琴大賽重奏組第二名 、國際貝多芬鋼琴奏鳴曲大賽第三名 、猶他州州立鋼琴獨奏第一名和協奏曲比賽第一名、蒙他拿州Missoula交響樂團協奏曲比賽第二名、愛達荷州Coeur d’Alene交響樂團協奏曲比賽第一名、科羅拉多州Aurora交響樂團協奏曲比賽第一名、懷俄明州Snowy Range鋼琴比賽第一名、美國the International Festival for Creative Pianists Competition 第一名，以及美國音樂教師協會美國西南區(包括加州、亞利桑那州、內華達州、新墨西哥州、猶他州、及夏威夷州)鋼琴比賽大學及研究所組區賽鋼琴獨奏第一名及高中重奏組第一名。楊教授在韋伯州立大學的鋼琴學生林泛亞，更是2012年全球唯二獲選為臺灣『國家音樂廳樂壇新秀』的兩位鋼琴新秀之一。
Dr. Yu-Jane Yang is a Presidential Distinguished Professor, Director of Keyboard Studies, and Director of the Piano Preparatory Program at Weber State University in Utah. She was the State President of Utah Music Teachers Association in 2002-2004. Dr. Yang holds a BA degree from National Taiwan Normal University and two Masters degrees from University of Illinois. She received her Ph.D. degree with the highest honor from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). She served as the faculty collaborative pianist for the American String Workshop at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) from 1992 to 1996, and for the Classical Music Festival in Austria in 1995, 1999, and 2010. In addition to performing with numerous instrumentalists and vocalists, Yu-Jane is the pianist of the Wasatch Piano Trio, Weber State University Faculty Piano Trio, and Formosan Violin-Piano Duo, and has performed extensively in concert tours to Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States.
Recognized as a leading educator in the field of Piano Pedagogy in the U.S., Dr. Yang was one of the three national winners of the distinguished D. H. Baldwin Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in Piano in 1991, and was selected and listed on "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" in 1996, 2002, 2005, and 2007. Furthermore, Dr. Yang has been invited to give presentations in many prestigious conferences and conventions in the U.S., including National Conference of Piano Pedagogy, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, World Piano Pedagogy Conference, National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, and Music Teachers National Association.
In demand as a clinician and master class teacher both nationally and internationally, Dr. Yang has given numerous piano workshops and piano master classes in the U.S., Taiwan, Singapore, and China. She appears frequently as an adjudicator for piano competitions, including the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition preliminary auditions held in Salt Lake City in 1997, 2006, and 2008. In addition, she has written many articles on various topics of piano teaching published in leading journals of Piano Pedagogy in the U.S. such as the American Music Teachers and the Keyboard Companion.
Dr. Yang’s piano students have been top prize winners in the collegiate and precollege divisions in many state, national, as well as international level piano competitions, including the national first place winner of the 2010 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Steinway Young Artist (Collegiate) Piano Competition (and becoming the first Chinese-American college piano professor to have a national first place winner student in the 43 year history of this competition), as well as winners of the Seattle International Piano Competition, New York International Piano Competition, International Beethoven Sonata Piano Competition, International Festival for Creative Pianists Competition, Grand Junction Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, Aurora Symphony Concerto Competition, Coeur d'Alene Symphony's Young Artist Competition, Snowy Range Piano Competition, and first place winners of the Utah Music Teachers Association State Concerto Competitions in both the Collegiate and High School Piano Divisions.
Yu-Jane’s Pedagogy students at Weber State University have also won state and national recognitions for their outstanding teaching, including six times winners for the UMTA Collegiate Student Teacher of the Year award in the last ten years, as well as the National Winner of the 2009 Music Teachers National Association Studio Teacher Fellowship Award. In the last eighteen years, she has also served as the Chapter Advisor for the nationally renowned WSU MTNA Student Chapter, the Treblemakers, who is the four-time national winner (1997, 2003, 2005, and 2008) of the MTNA Student Chapter of the Year awards. The WSU MTNA Student Chapter was also selected to present at the 2009 as well as the 2013 MTNA National Conference.
In 2008, Dr. Yang was awarded the Music Teachers National Association “Benjamin Whitten Collegiate Chapter Advisor of the Year” at the MTNA National Conference in Denver, Colorado. In 2010 Dr. Yang was selected as the Endowed Scholar/Artist of the Telitha E. Linquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University, and received the 2010 Utah Music Teachers Association Legacy Award for her exceptional teaching, outstanding professional achievements, and superior service to the music profession and to the university. In 2011, Dr. Yang was named a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Weber State University, and given the honor as a 2011 Music Teacher National Association Foundation Fellow for demonstrating the highest quality of teaching, scholarship, research and service to the community. Most recently, Yu-Jane was awarded the distinctive honor as the 2012 John Hinckley Fellow at Weber State University for her exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service.