Artistic Administrator, Violin
Diane Yang
(She/Her) Chinese-American violinist Diane Yang comes from a family with three generations of professional musicians. Diane is a passionate advocate for the healing powers of music and is both avidly teaching and working in arts administration to unite and strengthen her communities.
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Diane Yang

Praised by the Texas Classical review for her “lusty” sound and leadership, Diane Yang is a violin fellow of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has performed with the New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Texas Music Festival Orchestra, Dover String Quartet and Argus Quartet. A passionate advocate for the healing powers of music, Diane works to unite and strengthen her communities through teaching and organizing. Diane is on faculty at Music House Chicago and has worked in marketing for the Merit School of Music, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Festival Napa Valley, Fifth House Ensemble, and Sound Mind Musician. Hailing from a family with three generations of professional musicians, Diane started violin lessons with her mother. Since then, major teachers have included Blair Milton of the Chicago Symphony and Rebecca Henry of Peabody Conservatory. Diane holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, where she was Vice President of Sigma Alpha Iota, Alpha and graduated with honors.

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Chicago, IL

Violin Fellow

2022 - Present
Through an array of experiences designed to build and diversify creative and professional skills, the Civic Fellowship program empowers participants to realize their full potential as artistically excellent, civically engaged, collaborative and entrepreneurial musicians. Fellows serve as facilitators for special projects, perform at Symphony Center as well as in schools and communities across the city, mentor young musicians, design and implement community engagement projects, and more.