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Ukrainian-born mezzo soprano Dr. Yana Weinstein grew up in a family of musicians and began studying voice and piano at the age of five. As a teenager, she was a member and main soloist of the award-winning Shkolniye Gody children’s choir, with which she toured all over Europe and the former USSR and won international choral competitions in Bulgaria and Spain. Shortly following her graduation with her first degrees in voice and choral conducting, her family immigrated to the United States, where she has been living for over twenty years.
Dr. Weinstein earned a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Vocal Performance from Northern Kentucky University, (Prof. Nancy Martin), and Master’s from the Ohio State University (Dr. Karen Peeler). She holds a Doctoral Degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she studied under the guidance of Dr. Brian Horne. While at OSU and IU, she appeared as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Gherardino in Gianni Schicchi, Suora Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, and gave a performance of Lee Hoiby’s mono-opera Bon Appetit!.
She has taught at Kenyon College and maintained private piano and voice studios in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH, as well as Bloomington and Bedford, IN. She has given a number of programs with special emphasis on Russian repertoire. Her research topics include music and poetic text, vocal pedagogy for the pre-teens, vocal pedagogy and music theory, and the songs of Nikolai Medtner. At Indiana State University, Dr. Weinstein is teaching studio voice, music theory and skills as well as conducts ISU Women’s Choir.
D.M. in Vocal Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington
M.M. in Vocal Performance, Ohio State University
B.M. in Vocal Performance, Northern Kentucky University