Associate Professor of Music
M.M., Indiana University
B.M., Soai University, Japan
Academic Areas: applied violin, conductor - University Symphony Orchestra
Mr. Nobuyoshi Yasuda
152 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
A native of Takarazuka, Japan, Nobuyoshi Yasuda's musical studies began on the violin at the age of three. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Soai University in Japan and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. Mr. Yasuda has been an active violin soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Japan. His interest in conducting was sparked by his desire to find new ways to share his passion for music with people.
Mr. Yasuda was appointed as Orchestra Director at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1991, Music Director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony in 1993, and Associate Conductor of the Grand Teton Music Festival in 1999. His performance of Milhaud's Création du monde at the festival was broadcast on National Public Radio, Performance Today in July 2001. He guest conducted the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. With the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, he has participated in the educational outreach project, " Arts across Minnesota " granted by the Minnesota State Arts Board, to have residency in a high school; he led 'side by side rehearsal' and gave a concert. Mr. Yasuda made his international conducting debut in Germany with Das Philharmonie Orchester des NDR-Hannover in May, 2003. And in March 2004, he made his Japanese debut with the Osaka Philharmonic.
University Symphony Orchestra
- MUSI 154/354 Applied Violin
- MUSI 184/384 University Orchestra
- MUSI 255/455 String Ensemble