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Dr. Shu-Ting Yao

Violin, Viola

Dr. Shu-Ting Yao began her music study with violin and piano at the age of seven.

She holds Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Education from National Taipei University of Education (NTUE), Master of Music Degree from Peabody Conservatory and the Professional Study Diploma from Mannes College of Music in New York City. She obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Catholic University of America where she served as a full scholarship fellow as well as the teaching assistant in the music theory department. Her primary teachers include Keng-Yuen Tseng, Nina Beilina, Emil Chudnovsky, Richard Chang and Jody Gatwood. Yao won the first prize of the NTUE concerto competition in 2001 and the Baltimore Music Club Competition in 2009. While at NTUE, she was invited to attend Aspen Music Festival and Asia Youth Orchestra.

As an active violin teacher, Shu-Ting’s students have won positions in All-State Orchestras, AYPO, MCYO and PVYO as well as prestigious college and graduate school admissions, such as: Juilliard, Peabody, Yale, NEC, Rice, Eastman.

In 2009, Shu-Ting attended the Masterclass of Kronberg Academy in Germany where she studies with Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Roby Lakatos, Daniel Hope and Ana Chumachenko. She was also the featured soloist at the Twentieth American Cardinals Dinner in Houston, TX and the 100th Anniversary of Taiwan ROC Founding Day Celebration Ceremony in Washington DC.

Shu-Ting has performed with many acclaimed ensembles, including Charleston Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Manhattan Symphonie, Apollo Chamber Orchestra, The Symphony of the Potomac, Baltimore Philharmonic, Bel Cantanti Opera Orchestra, Toscanini New Orchestra, Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, National String Symphonia. She also served as the professor of violin and viola at the Frostburg State University.

(And Dr. Shu-Ting is happily married to our very own CSM brass instructor Dr. Huai-En Tsai!!!)

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