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Jyn-Ting Ying 應琬霆 (They/Them) is a queer trans non-binary Asian artist, composer, and musician based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Treaty 6 Territory, or what is now known as Edmonton, Alberta.

Jyn-Ting is a pianist, first and foremost. They were initially trained in classical music for 12 years before switching gears in 2016 to attend MacEwan University. For the next 6 years, they studied jazz and contemporary styles, musical improvisation, arranging, composition, and orchestration. In April 2022, they graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Distinction as a Composition Major.

As a pianist, Jyn-Ting has been hired to accompany RCM exams and soloists during recitals, to lay down piano parts as a sessional musician in recording studios, and to give solo performances at festivals such as Kaleidofest. From 2018 and onwards, Jyn-Ting has been the accompanist for Sorry Not Sorry Improv, a local theatre company that puts on “yegDND” at the Grindstone Theatre and “All The King's Men: Mansplaining with Drag Kings'' at Evolution Wonderlounge during the regular season. They can also be found at the Edmonton Fringe Festival with Sorry Not Sorry Improv every year in August. They were also the pianist All4Jazz Entertainment from 2018-2024, a former local jazz trio that played public shows at the Blue Chair Cafe and Louisiana Purchase, as well as private shows in retirement homes and corporate networking events.

Outside of piano based work and studies, Jyn-Ting has participated in ensembles on instruments other than their principal. During their youth, they played in concert bands and jazz bands on instruments ranging from flute to various percussion instruments. Between 2017-2021, Jyn-Ting sang in Òran, one of the many choirs within the Korora Choirs Association. During their time in Òran, they had the opportunity to sing with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre in concerts ranging from the Star Wars Soundtrack to Handel’s Messiah. 

In addition to performing, Jyn-Ting is also an educator. From 2018 until present, they’ve taught private music lessons to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. The lessons range from classical piano curriculum, to compositional techniques and best practices. 

Jyn-Ting's compositional career took off after receiving the Equity and Access Grant from the Edmonton Arts Council in 2023. Their current project is titled “Black Silk, Living Eyes,” an eight track electro-acoustic that sets poetry by Asian-American poet Wendy Chen. “They Call Me Madame Butterfly,” one of the songs to be featured on this album, was showcased at Dragon Fried Rice alongside seven other local Asian artists.