Graduate Teaching Assistant
Yana is an international student from Belarus who holds a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance from Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington). During her time at Whitman, Yana was part of the Chamber Singers ensemble and accompanied multiple musicians. She also studied abroad in Vienna in spring 2020. After winning Whitman’s Concerto-Aria competition in 2021 with Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto, Yana performed an arrangement of William Grant Still’s Serenade with the Whitman Orchestra. Her other performances include her senior recital and a collaboration on several movements from Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Yana is pursuing a Master's in piano performance at the University of Idaho with Roger McVey. She is passionate about making music with people and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm with others.