Jia-Yee Tang

Piano Faculty
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

Jia-Yee received her Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance from the University of California, San Diego.

Significant teachers and mentors: 

A few of her former teachers/mentors include: Marcia Bosits, Stefani Walens, Virginia Weckstrom, and Elizabeth Buccheri

Awards and achievements: 

As an accomplished pianist, Ms. Tang has received a lot of recognition and praise for her extraordinary abilities over the years. However, one of the most notable awards she received was the Dr. Milton H Saier, Sr. Memorial Award from UCSD. She also received the MTNA Student Achievement Recognition Award from Northwestern University. In the past, she has participated in several music activities such as attending the Aspen Music Festival, and giving a recital featuring the works of contemporary composer George Crumb.

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Ms. Tang is a member of MTNA and served as a board member from 2008-2009. She has been on faculty at the Academy since 2006, and also teaches at the Lake Forest campus of the Music Institute of Chicago. In addition to teaching, she is also an active accompanist in the Chicagoland area, primarily working in collaboration with musicians from Northwestern University.