Renata Yazzie

American Classical Voices, 3rd Thursday 6pm
Brief info

Renata Yazzie, Tó’aheedlíinii born for Kinyaa’áanii, is a Diné (Navajo) pianist and musicologist currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Music with dual concentrations in Musicology and Piano Performance from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests span across genres within Indigenous music and also cross into linguistic, neurochemical, and theological inquiry. Her writings can be found in academic journals and literature, Native Max Magazine, Source New Mexico, and more. Yazzie is also the founder of the American Indian Musicians’ Scholarship which seeks to provide well-rounded support to American Indian students pursuing a post-secondary degree in Music.