William Yeh

Sunnyvale, California

Rice University, MM Flute Performance, 2020-2023
UCLA, BA Music Performance, minor in accounting, 2014-2018

Shari and Chris Dorton Chair

Originally from Sunnyvale, California, William Yeh is a master’s student at Rice University studying with Leone Buyse. He received his BA in music and minor in accounting from UCLA. He has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and at the Sarasota and Eastern Music Festival. He won first prize at the Seattle Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition and was awarded a silver medal at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
Before pursuing my master’s at Rice, I worked full-time at Deloitte as a tax consultant in San Francisco. I completed the accounting minor at UCLA, was a part of multiple accounting clubs, and had an internship with Deloitte during the summer of my junior year. I’m very thankful for the diverse experiences I’ve had and the variety of skills I developed during my accounting pursuits, but hope to have a full-time career in music soon!

Name three of your favorite composers:
Bach, Dvorak, and Ravel

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
I enjoy going to the gym and trying new boba stores!

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I am very excited to perform a large amount of repertoire in a short amount of time with amazing people. I’m looking forward to meeting new colleagues and exploring Colorado for the first time. I’m also looking forward to interacting with the Breckenridge community and learning about their personal stories and connection to music.