Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation dedicated to intercultural collaboration and the places people call home. Works include Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas (Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts), Occupy Orchestra 無量園 Infinity Garden (Chicago Composers Orchestra), Piano Concerto–Houston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts), Stuck Elevator (American Conservatory Theatre), and YIJU 移居 (Jack Straw New Media Gallery). Au Yong has been artist-in-residence with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Montalvo Arts Center, Rutgers University Center for Migration & the Global City, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, Westminster Choir College, and Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Honors include a Creative Capital Award and Time Warner Foundation Fellowship.
- MFA, Musical Theatre Writing, NYU
- MA, World Arts & Cultures, UCLA
- BA/BM, Music Composition/Theory, University of Washington