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Ian Yan

Ian Yan

Biography

Hi! My name is Ian Yan, and I am a composer, arranger, and writer from Hong Kong, based in New York City. As a senior at Columbia University in the City of New York, I am double majoring in Music and English Literature.

I was the composer, music director, orchestrator, and music producer and mixer for the 126th Annual Varsity Show (2020-21), a full length, student written musical satirising student life at Columbia (Spotify link in the sidebar). I am also a music director for the Columbia Musical Theatre Society and the Columbia Pops Orchestra; for the latter I have created numerous orchestral arrangements of cinematic music.

Most recently, my original musical Re-Orient, for which I wrote book, music, and lyrics, has so far made it through to the Semi-finalist round of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s NMTC (National Musical Theater Conference).

I love all forms of musical storytelling, and work as a freelance composer for media such as film, TV, video games, dance, and podcasts. I am also a jazz pianist/keyboardist.

Lastly, as a proud member of the MUSE One-on-One program, I have the privilege of being personally mentored by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Flying Over Sunset).

Professional Experience

  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Other Countries

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Keyboard Programmer
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • ASCAP

Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • He/Him