Xin Yin (Amy) is recognized as an up-and-coming force in percussion performance and pedagogy. Xin is grateful that art has taken her to study or perform in 11 countries.
Hailing from Shenzhen, Guangdong China, Xin has been featured throughout Asia and the United States. She has appeared at the Percussive Arts Societys International Convention and the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, as well performing with the Beijing Ballet Orchestra, Shenzhen Orchestra, and Los Colinas Symphony Orchestra. As a principal performer while a graduate student at the University of North Texas, she recorded several CDs with one being Grammy nominated in the best Orchestral Performance category.
Featured as a soloist, Xins performance of Homage to KJ received a comment of œexcellent performance from the composer, Gene Koshinski who expressed, œI cant tell you how much I love that. It also received great comments from Gordon B Stout, œthis is a truly wonderful performance in many ways. The person playing the lead marimba part is no short of amazing! In 2018, Xin performed the duet Into the Air with its composer, Ivan Trevino. Ivan later commented on the performance video, œ(it) reminds me how awesome it was to play music with Amy. I like playing with Amy so much, I even learned the Marimba 1 part.
As a new Teaching Assistant for her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Amy was named a œMinerva Scholar, the highest recognition for a doctoral student.