Conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda, a native of Takarazuka, Japan, began his musical studies 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 in which he led a '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.
His reputation as an inspiring teacher and a conductor has led him to be invited as a conductor of the Wisconsin High School State Honors Orchestra, the Illinois All State High School Orchestra, the Alaska All State High School Orchestra, the North Dakota All State High School Orchestra. He was the conductor of the NAfME All-National Honor Orchestra 2020.
- MUSI 154/354 Applied Violin
- MUSI 184/384 University Orchestra
- MUSI 255/455 String Ensemble
- University Orchestra Conductor
- String Ensemble Conductor
- B.M., Soai University, Japan
- M.M., Indiana University