Prof. Byron Au Young

Byron Au Yong

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Music

Program Coordinator • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4368 Masonic 202A


Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation prompted by a broken lineage. Born to immigrants in Pittsburgh and raised in Seattle, his upbringing informs a creative process that examines tensions between the American Dream and sustainability. Current projects include 9 Lifeboats (San Francisco Exploratorium) and Activist Songbook (Asian Arts Initiative, International Festival of Arts & Ideas).

He is the artist-in-residence at: the A/P/A Institute at NYU, the Montalvo Arts Center, Rutgers Unicersity Center for Migration & the Global City, Westminster Choir College, and Yale Institute for Music Theatre.

Advisor, Velocity Dance Center
Advisor, New England Foundation for the Arts National Theater Project
Board Member, Music of Asian America Research Center
MFA in Musical Theatre Writing, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
MA in World Arts & Cultures/Dance, UCLA
BA/BM in Music Composition/Theory, University of Washington
Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Adjunct Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts
Teaching Fellow, UCLA
Awards & Distinctions

Artist Trust Fellowship

Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award

Creative Capital Award

MAP Fund Award

Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation Fellow