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Tammy Yi

About this Artist

Dr. Tammy S. Yi is a violinist, strings pedagogy specialist and orchestral conductor from Los Angeles. She holds degrees from Columbia University, the University of Southern California and Azusa Pacific University. Prior to her appointment at Chapman University, she was the violin and conducting instructor at Columbia University, Conductor of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Orchestras and Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Arizona while serving as Conductor of the UA Philharmonic. She also taught in both public and private schools for more than ten years and founded the First Children’s Orchestra of Harlem and HOPE Children’s Orchestra of Orange County. Yi’s research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion. She presents her work on social justice in orchestral pedagogy at music education and conducting conferences around the world, gaining her and her research impressive international exposure. Dr. Yi continues to perform as an international conductor and teaches courses specializing in string education, democratic classrooms, creativity, and social justice.