Kiley Yang

Kiley Yang

Kiley Yang

Residency: Boston
School: St. Mark’s School
Intended Major: Musicology
Age: Grade 9

Kiley has a strong passion in music and musicology. She has participated in various extracurricular activities related to music – Stanford Summer Program – Why Music Matters, Mass Choir, A Capella and Student Government at YK Pao School Shanghai. She is ranked top 5% in her class and achieved A* for Music Theory and German Language

What challenges did she face?

  • Kiley would like to work on an ancient music research paper and needed strong mentorship to pursue her goals.


Matched professor:

She is the Chair of the Musicology Department and Vice Dean of the Division of Research and Scholarly Studies at USC’s Thornton School of Music. She has published music-themed scholarly books, novels and essays and written book reviews.


How did our program help her?

  • Kiley was able to learn specific information and research techniques for her interest in ancient music theory.
  • Kiley was able to work with a professor from a selective University and to get to know more practical information concerning a career in musicology, e.g., where and where to study for both undergraduate and graduate programs.


Below is part of an example work done during the program:

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