We are excited to announce a new music director at the UUFH. Jie (“Jay”) Yi will be joining us in September.
Jie has a masters in choral conducting and is currently a doctoral candidate in musical arts at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has studied with Kent Tritle, music director of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He also studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Born in Shanghai, China, and raised in Canton, Jie moved to New York City in 2013. As a pianist, he has performed in the U.S., China and Europe. He is a recipient of the Asian Culture Council’s Huang He Fellowship, as well as the Fellowship for Young Conductors, sponsored by the US-China Cultural Institute. The Institute was created to bridge understanding through the arts and education between China and the West.
He has experience conducting at the Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Jarvi Summer Festival in Estonia and Carnegie Hall. He most recently served as music director at the Hillsborough Presbyterian Church in New Jersey.
Jie is friendly, knowledgeable and talented, as well as eager to expand our music program and maintain our beloved traditions. He believes “music is one of the best ways for people to experience spirituality and gain understanding from each other.”
The search committee and I are delighted to welcome Jie to the UUFH. Please join us.
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