September 24, 2016

7:30 p.m. 

Albert Taylor Hall

Featuring guest artist Dr. Yaokun "Angel" Yang

Inductees into Beach Hall of Fame will be Paul and Shirley Moore

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Yaokun "Angel" Yang, pianist, received a Master of Music from Emporia State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Kansas. She is currently teaching in Liaoning Normal University as an associate professor and a director of Chinese Musician Association. She has won honors at the most significant solo and chamber competitions, including the Third Asian Youth Music Competition, Hong Kong International Piano Invitation Competition, and China Music Teacher’s National Association Solo Piano Competition. As a performer, Yaokun has played concerts in the United States, Australia, Japan and China.


The Annual Gala Benefit Concert is the largest single source of scholarship revenue for the ESU Department of Music.  Each year, the concert generates thousands of dollars, providing scholarships for many deserving students.  Without these awards, some of these students would simply not be able to attend ESU.  The proceeds from this concert become ever increasingly important to students seeking an education at ESU.  Both music majors and non-music majors alike benefit from your yearly contribution.  With your help, the music department will be able to continue to provide a high-quality music education and enrich the musical cultural of Emporia.

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