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Yana Yan
Yana Yan

Flutist YANA YAN enjoys a diverse musical career as soloist, chamber musician and educator.

D.M.A., Frost School of Music, University of Miami

M.M., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.M., Flute Performance and Piano Education, Wuhan Conservatory of Music 

Dr. Yana (Zixuan) Yan is a passionate performer and educator who has given numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and in China. Yana taught at Augustana College and Black Hawk College, IL as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Flute, and she was a Flute Instructor at Quad City Symphony. She was recognized as a successful director of the Augustana Flute Choir and recruited highly qualified flute students to the college. She has worked closely with K12 school music directors and local youth orchestras and has given frequent master classes to high schools and colleges. She has appeared as a presenter at National Flute Association, Upper Midwest Flute Association, San Diego Flute Guild, and Florida Flute Association. She has also served as a judge in major competitions including Charleston International Music Competition, Young Artist Competition of Upper Midwest Flute Convention, LVMTA Bushell Competition, and major competitions in Illinois and Iowa. Her students have received academic and music scholarships and various accolades for their accomplishments. One of her college students recently won the annual Augustana Concerto Competition. Her pre-collegiate students have served as principal players in youth orchestras,  youth bands, and have been selected to play with All-State Honor Orchestras. 

She has been a prizewinner of various festival and competitions including 

 the 2021 Quebec International Music Competition, the King’s Peak International Competition, the 2021 Charleston International Baroque Music Competition, the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) in the summer of 2019, and the Madeline Island Chamber Music festival of 2016, the honorable mention in the Schubert Club Competition in Minnesota, and a selected performer on Thursday Musical Artist Series at MacPhail Center for Music in 2017. 

As a soloist, she performed Melinda Wagner Flute Concerto which received the Pulitzer Prize for the composition in 1999 with the Frost Repertory Orchestra and Carl Nielsen Flute Concerto with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) symphony orchestra. Her interest also includes the new music. She completed her D.M.A. in 2022 with her research paper and lecture-recital, “A Performance Guide to George Lewis's Emergent for Interactive Electronics.” She also masters baroque flute and performed works of Jean Leclair, Pierre Danican Philidor, Michel Blavet George Philipp Telemann and François Couperin in 2021with the Frost Baroque Ensemble and the UNLV Baroque Ensemble during 2019-2021.


She earned her Bachelor of Music with Double Major in Flute and Piano from Wuhan Conservatory of Music in China, and Master of Music from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music. Before joining Frost, she spent one year in Artist Diploma at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and her principal teachers include Jennifer Grim, Immanuel Davis, Janet Arms, Ling Yan, and Lan Wang. Other studies have been with Bonita Boyed, Bradley Garner, Jonathan Keeble, Wendy Williams, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Ransom Wilson. 

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