Yiyi Gao completed both a B.M. and an M.A. in Music Theory at the University of North Texas. She is currently finishing up her doctoral degree in Music Theory and works as an Aural Skills Teaching Fellow at UNT. Yiyi Gao’s research interests include the first Viennese School composers, Schumann Lieder, and late fifteenth-century Renaissance music theory. In past few years, she had worked as editorial assistant of UNT Journal of Schenkerian Studies. An article “Recontextualization of Johannes Tinctoris’s Expression Suavitudinem Redolent” is published in Harmonia, the journal of the Graduate Association of Musicologists und Theorists (GAMuT) at UNT. Yiyi Gao has presented her research at the Mannes Graduate Student Biennial Conference in 2015, FSU Music Theory Forum in 2016, the Cincinnati CCM Graduate Student Conference in 2016, and the Fifth Summer Symposium of Medieval and Renaissance Studies in 2017 at Saint Louis University. In addition to her scholarly work, she has also performed as a pianist and a vocalist in the Denton area. As Vice President of UNT Global Arts Organization, she also hosted several Chinese Music Concerts performed by UNT professional musicians in DFW and Denton area in 2017 and 2018.
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