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First season with the SO: 2019

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She is an accomplished percussionist and educator. Ye Young started her musical journey on piano at the age of 7 but discovered her passion for percussion later and changed her focus to drums. 

As a performer, she has performed with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Da Camera, Callithumpian Consort and more. Also, she has been a fellow at prestigious festivals such as Tanglewood Music Center and Spoleto USA. Ye Young is a fan of contemporary music and has premiered a few, such as Avner Dorman's web opera  "Boundless" and Carl Schimmel's percussion ensemble work "poppets." 

In addition to performing, she is also active as an educator, having presented a master class at Tufts University and working with students at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Past year, she was a percussion instructor at the Fort Settlement Middle School in Sugarland, TX. 

Ye Young Yoon studied classical percussion at the University of Michigan, and holds Master of Music degree from both New England Conservatory of Music and Rice University. 

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