YouYoung Kang

Associate Professor of Music

Department: Music
Office Address: Performing Arts Center 218
Office Phone: (909) 607-8760
Personal Website:
YouYoung Kang

Academic History

  • Yale University, B.A., Mathematics and Music
  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., Music

Personal Interests

Early music analysis, sacred music, theory pedagogy, race and identity in Korean and American musics


YouYoung Kang teaches music theory and seminars on topics such as "Music and the Performance of Identity" and East Asian music. Her research in music theory focuses on counterpoint, seventeenth-century compositional practice, and the analysis of early music. Professor Kang's authorship of the Korean American section of the "United States of America," New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians manifests her additional interest in the traditional music of Korea and in musical practices in the Korean American communities.

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