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Meet Yun Song Tay

Praised by the Polish Radio presenter Adam Rozlach as a “cheerful, vibrant and musically active conductor,” Yun Song Tay has guest conducted orchestras across Asia, Europe and North America. Born and raised in Singapore, he began his musical journey on the flute, winning the position of principal flautist with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra from 2007 to 2009 and receiving a top prize at the Singapore Flute Festival Competition in 2009. Recent highlights include leading The Phoenix Symphony in their Education Concert Series, being shortlisted in the Houston Symphony Assistant Conductor search and serving as the Assistant Conductor of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras. Yun Song received his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at Cleveland Institute of Music in 2018 and Bachelor’s degree in Wind Conducting at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2016. He has also conducted in masterclasses and lessons for esteemed conductors such as Leonid Korchmar, Jahja Ling, Tito Muñoz, Carl St.Clair, JoAnn Falletta, Giancarlo Guerrero and Larry Rachleff. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral in Musical Arts at Arizona State University where he serves as Assistant Conductor of the ASU Orchestras under Jeffery Meyer and Jason Caslor.

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