DR. ANGELA YEUNG, Associate Professor of Music at the University of San Diego, served as FanFaire Foundation‘s 2010-2011 Ambassador for Community Outreach. Beginning as a science major in high school back in Hong Kong with a passion for music, she chose music over science as a profession when she studied abroad, earning a PhD in Music Theory from Columbia University in New York City, a MA in Music Theory as well as a Concerto Diploma in Baroque cello performance with distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), and an honours BMus in Cello performance from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada).
Dr. Yeung is the director of the University of San Diego Chamber Music Ensembles and the Annual Chamber Music Festival that is held in February (Winter Chamber Heat) and July (Summer Festival) on the USD campus. Director of the USD Symphony from 1996 to 2010, Dr. Yeung continues to conduct orchestras and choirs nationally and internationally. She is Director of the Greater San Diego Community Orchestra and Chorus, principal guest conductor for The Chorale Singers in Jakarta, Indonesia, and frequent guest conductor for the Guadalajara Youth Orchestra as well as the Tijuana Youth Orchestra, both in Mexico. She holds clinics for visiting school bands, choirs and orchestras, conducts outreach performances with orchestra and chamber music ensembles, directs after-school music programs for elementary school children.