YouYoung Kang is currently Associate Professor of Music at Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she teaches music theory, music history, and courses such as "Music in East Asia and its American Diasporas" and "Music in Christian Practice," as well as courses in the interdisciplinary humanities curriculum. Her work as a music theorist focuses on seventeenth-century compositional practices, the analysis of early music, and theory pedagogy. Her article, "Monteverdi's Early Seventeenth-Century 'Harmonic Progressions'," in Music Analysis 30, demonstrates how Monteverdi's unique harmonic practice is firmly embedded in contrapuntal principles and exhibits a peculiarly seventeenth-century experimentation with counterpoint. Ms. Kang has also explored issues of identity in Korean and Korean American music in her scholarly work, and her most recent research examines the formation of a racialized American identity and the development of a national musical culture in the WPA Federal Music Project in the United States. YouYoung Kang received her B.A. with majors in mathematics and music at Yale University in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Music at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 with a dissertation titled, "The Art of Counterpoint in stile nuovo: Sacred Polyphony in Seventeenth-Century Italy." She has served Newletter Editor of the Association for Korean Music Research (1996-2004), a member of the College Board's AP Music Theory Test Development Committee (2004?2008), and a member of the SMT Committee on the Status of Women (2009-2011).