Viola, Violin Teacher, Administrator
Suzuki Program Director, Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel.
An active violin and viola teacher, Myra grew up as a “Suzuki Kid”, learning viola from Joanne Martin.
She is a past faculty member of music programs in Winnipeg, Ann Arbor, and eastern North Carolina. Currently Dr. Yeung is the Suzuki Director at the Northern Kentucky School of Music. She adjudicated for the Morden Festival of the Arts (Manitoba) and for the Winnipeg Youth Orchestras’ scholarship competition, and presented masterclasses at the University of Manitoba’s Division of Preparatory Studies as a guest clinician.
Myra is the winner of competitions for viola, piano, and chamber music, and is the recipient of top prizes and scholarships from The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations, the University of Kentucky, East Carolina University, and the University of Manitoba, among others. Recently she won 1st place in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Viola Concerto Competition.
As a string quartet member, Myra participated as quartet-in-residence at UNC-Chapel Hill’s annual week-long Chamber Music Workshop. She also competed in the National Music Festival and performed in masterclasses with Janos Starker and with Musicians From Marlboro, among others.
Dr. Yeung is a proponent of lifelong learning and enjoys serving in leadership roles where she can work with colleagues to offer enriching programs for students, parents, and teachers. Besides her current position at the Northern Kentucky School of Music, examples include co-director of the 2014 Cincinnati Suzuki Workshop with CCM Prep, assistant director of a youth chamber orchestra at UNC-Chapel Hill, co-chair of the 2007 North Carolina Statewide Suzuki Workshop, coordinator of the summer program at a Cincinnati church, director of a Winnipeg inner-city teen girls’ program, and co-director of children’s summer camps in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Dr. Yeung received her Doctor of Musical Arts (Viola) from CCM. She received her B.Music (Performance) and B.Computer Science (Honours Co-op) from the University of Manitoba, her M.Music (Performance) from East Carolina University, and her Artist Diploma from The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
Myra’s other interests include visiting botanical gardens and art museums, dabbling in creating mobile apps, and cooking and baking with her family.