Mingyuan Myles Yang

Hailing from central China, Mingyuan “Myles” Yang began his US journey by winning First Prize at the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Young Artist Bassoon Competition held at the University of Redlands, California in June 2013. Since then, Yang has worked his way to principal bassoon with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, second bassoon with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. He is also a dedicated bassoon teacher, holding the Associate Instructor of Bassoon at Indiana University.

He was one of the three winners in the WMU School of Music’s 54th and 56th Annual Concerto Competitions. His performances with the Western Michigan University orchestra of the Mozart bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major and the Hummel bassoon Concerto in F Major were both broadcast by National Public Radio Station WMUK.

Yang also performed the Concerto in E Minor by Vivaldi at the IDRS conference in 2013. He has been a member of the International Double Reed Society since 2013 and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society) since April 2016.

Yang is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University where he studied with Prof. William Ludwig and Prof. Kathleen McLean. He earned his Master of Music from Yale University where he studied with Prof. Frank Morelli and Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan University where he studied with Prof. Wendy Rose.