Dr. Michael A. Yenny
- D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- M.M., University of Colorado at Boulder
- B.M.E., South Dakota State University
Known for his unique musical versatility, Dr. Yenny maintains an active schedule as concert pianist, collaborative pianist, composer, arranger, church musician, adjudicator, and independent piano teacher. A Wyoming native, he joined Angelo State University as staff pianist in 2009.
He has been a faculty member of the New England Music Camp, the South Dakota All-State Music Camp, and the Yellowstone Summer Music Camp. He is the official utility pianist with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra and a freelance music director and pianist for various theatre companies in San Angelo.
Dr. Yenny’s collaborative work includes extensive experience with state and regional NATS and MTNA competitions, student recitals of all levels with all instrumental and voice types, competitive and new student auditions, juries, choirs of all instrumentations, voice and choral conducting courses, opera workshop productions, musical theatre genres, and recording sessions. He completed collaborative and opera coaching courses with Anne Epperson, internationally acclaimed Professor of Collaborative Piano, and Nicholas Carthy at the University of Colorado. Solo performance teachers include John Walker, Andrew Cooperstock, and Mark Clinton.
Dr. Yenny is in high demand as a professional entertainer, providing cocktail piano services for wedding receptions, formal dinners, parties, and other social functions. He brings many years of experience to this art.
In addition to his performances, Dr. Yenny’s creative activity includes over one-hundred original major works comprising solo, pedagogical, and collaborative genres, as well as an equivocal number of professional arrangements of both secular and religious piano music.
Dr. Yenny was a semi-finalist of the Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition at the University of Colorado, a finalist of the MTNA West Central Division Collegiate Piano Competition, and a winner of the South Dakota Music Teachers Association Collegiate Piano Competition.