Prof Mina Yang
Mina Yang, Ph.D., 
Professor of Arts and Humanities
  • Planet Beethoven: Classical Music at the Turn of the Millennium (Wesleyan University Press, 2014)
  • California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads (University of Illinois Press, 2007)
  • Guest editor, with Gerald Early and Patrick Burke, Special Issue on American Music, Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2013)
  • Articles in Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History and The New Grove Dictionary of American Music
  • Independent music and research consultant for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Center for American Music
  • Invited lecturer for NEH Summer Institute, Cal Performances
  • Recipient of NEH Summer Fellowship, USC Provost's Fellowship, UCSD Academic Senate Grant, University of California Pacific Rim Research Grant
  • Piano soloist with the Honolulu Symphony

Mina Yang is a musicologist with research interests in cultural studies, Asian American culture, and American music. A skilled pianist and musicologist, she earned a B.A. in Art History from Brown University, M.M. in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory, and Ph.D. in Musicology from Yale University.

Yang has taught a range of classes for undergraduate and graduate students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of California, San Diego, University of Southern California, and other institutions in California. Yang has also published two books and numerous essays situating music within larger sociopolitical trends. She has presented her work internationally and has consulted for and supported the marketing efforts of Disney, LA Opera, and other arts organizations. Yang is a Professor of Arts and Humanities at Minerva, where she also serves as the lead of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Yang can be reached at minayang@minerva.edu.