Dr. Yuri Miyoshi, percussion
A native of Kanagawa, Japan, DR. YURI MIYOSHI is musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. She has studied percussion under David Rosenthal at San Francisco State University, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating summa cum laude, and receiving the Most Outstanding Senior Award. Yuri has received her Master of Music and Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Southern California, studying under Erik Forrester, minoring in Music Education, Instrumental Conducting, and Music Industry. She has performed and collaborated with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Reich, and Evelyn Glennie. An advocate for new music, she held the teaching assistant for USC's award-winning Contemporary Music Ensemble under the direction of Donald Crockett, where she has performed Micro-Concerto written by Steven Mackey. Yuri is currently the percussion instructor at Occidental College, University of Redlands, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Principal Percussionist with the Redlands Symphony in Redlands, California, and an active freelancer with other regional orchestras and chamber ensembles in Southern California.