Susan Yang is a doctoral pre-candidate in the Piano Performance and Pedagogy program at University of Michigan. Prior to attending U of M, Susan received her Master of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH, and Bachelor of Music cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In 2013, Susan was selected as a Graduate Arts Scholar by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which provided full scholarship for her studies at CCM. Active as a performer, Susan and her piano trio was named Third-Place Winner in the National MTNA Chamber Competition. She has also been a concerto finalist at Vanderbilt University and Eastern Music Festival. As a teacher, Susan has held positions at the Cincinnati School of Music, CCM preparatory division, and Mobile Music Academy in Nashville. She is currently a Graduate Student Instructor at U of M and teaches undergraduate class piano and the preparatory division. Her pedagogical studies include interdisciplinary activities in the piano studio and György Sàndor’s piano technique method, which she recently presented at the Collegiate Piano Symposium at University of South Carolina.