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Katherine Yang

Location: California, USA
With a background and formal education in music performance and arts administration, Katherine Yang has worked professionally in the music field for nearly a decade both for New York and Southern California performing arts institutions. Most recently, Katherine joined Pacific Chorale in January 2009 to assess, plan and execute the re- launch of the organization’s Education & Community Programs department. As Director of Education and Community Programs, Katherine brings a diverse background in non-profit administration to her position, previously serving as Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement for The Pasadena Symphony. While at The Pasadena Symphony, Katherine oversaw planning and implementation of numerous in-school and community programs. Katherine had the opportunity to work with the League of American Orchestras and is an alumnus of the League’s intensive seminar, the Essentials of Orchestra Management (2006). Katherine has also worked for Pacific Symphony and the New York Philharmonic in public relations and development, respectively. Her formal education includes a Master of Arts degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, two Bachelors degrees, one in French Horn Performance and one in Sociology from UC Irvine, and once spent six months in China studying Chinese language and culture at both Beijing Normal University and Peking University. 

In addition, Katherine is committed to the next generation of arts leaders and is looking forward to helping to start up a local emerging arts leaders network in her community (she is also an Ambassador for 20under40, an anthology about Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century.“).

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