Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir

Xue Jia (Shana) Yang

Shana Yang - (Xue Jia Yang) was a university graduate in China, majoring in vocal music & choral conducting. She taught university level courses, directed and conducted several well known choirs after graduation, and has since accumulated over 20 years of experience in vocal training and choral conducting. She had received many provincial and national awards in singing and choral conducting in China.

Shana has been teaching private lessons in singing focusing not just on singing techniques but also on stage performances. Many of her students had received awards and recognition in singing competitions in Canada and abroad. She is the founder of the Calgary Zhi-Yin Choir, and has been the conductor and vocal teacher of the Choir since the group’s inception in 2004. Under her leadership, the Choir has become highly respected in the local Chinese Community, and has received invitations to perform in Edmonton, Vancouver and New York with excellent feedback.