Malia Yap Resume

Malia’s Musical Resume

Malia Yap is a talented musician who plays both the piano and the oboe. Her resume reflects a strong commitment to music, highlighting her journey from playing piano since the age of three and learning the oboe as a student at Harvard-Westlake to becoming an accomplished oboist – who performed at Carnegie Hall

Malia Yap –  Pianist and Oboist

Contact Information
  • Email: maliayap@icloud.com
  • Phone: (310) 848-5870
Education

Oboe

Piano

  • 2012 – Present: Weekly private lessons with Nancy Arnold.
Service

Music Students’ Service League – West Los Angeles Branch

  • 2023 – Present: President
  • 2018 – 2021: Secretary

Served in various leadership capacities in an effort to unite the community of Los Angeles through music opportunities. Initiatives include performances at nursing homes, yearly Daniel Pearl World Music Days concerts, and conducting Practice-a-Thons to fundraise for music programs. In the past, we have donated $3,500 to Tunisia Miles for Smiles and Harmony Project.

Master Classes
  • August 2022: Bach: Short Prelude in G Major, BWV 902
  • October 2022: Bach: Prelude in C-sharp Major from WTC I, BWV 848
  • March 2023: C. Schumann: Notturno Op. 6 No. 2 in F Major
Awards and Studies
  • Certificate of Merit Level 1-9
  • Piano Level 5, 6, 8, 9 State Honors

Southern California Junior Bach Festival

  • 2021 Branch Winner: Performed Invention no. 13 in a minor, BWV 784
  • 2022 Branch Winner: Performed Short Prelude in G Major, BWV 902*

AP Music Theory

  • Received a 5 on the AP exam.
  • 2021 – 2022
Performances

Harvard-Westlake Chamber Orchestra

  • 2023 – Present
  • Selective, audition-based ensemble highlighting top performers at the upper school.

Harvard-Westlake Chamber Ensembles

  • 2023: Woodwind sextet
    • Performed Andrey Rubtstov’s Four Bagatelles for Woodwind Quartet at Harvard-Westlake fall concert.
  • 2022: Oboe duet
    • Performed Albinoni Concerto for 2 Oboes in F Major at Harvard-Westlake spring concert.
  • 2021: Mixed chamber ensemble
    • Performed Vergil Thomson’s Northeastern Suite at Harvard-Westlake spring concert.

Carnegie Hall Tour

  • March 2023
  • Toured with Harvard-Westlake symphony orchestra and choir, performed Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Indigenous/Undigenous II: Lenape by Brent Michael Davids (world premiere), and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by J.R. Johnson and J.W. Johnson (arr. Zanaida Stewart Robles).

Harvard-Westlake Symphony Orchestra

  • 2021 – 2023
  • Advanced ensemble for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players at the upper school.

Harvard-Westlake Middle School Symphony

  • 2020 – 2021
Oboe Repertoire
  • Methods:
    • Gekeler Method for Oboe, Book Two
    • Ferling: 48 Famous Studies
  • Solo Works:
    • Albinoni: Concerto in d minor, Op. 9 No. 2
    • Bellini: Concerto in E-flat Major
    • Britten: Six Metamorphoses After Ovid
    • Cimarosa: Concerto for Oboe
    • Corelli: Barbirolli Oboe Concerto
    • Handel: Oboe Sonata in c minor, HWV 366
    • Lebrun: Concerto No. 1 in d minor
    • Mozart: Sonatina in C Major
    • Poulenc: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
  • Chamber Music:
    • Albinoni: Concerto for 2 Oboes in F Major*
    • Andrey Rubtstov: Four Bagatelles for Woodwind Quartet*
    • Vergil Thomson: Northeastern Suite, I. The Hunt, III. III. Karen Brown Waltuck (Intensely Two), V. Rodney Lister (Music for a Merry-Go-Round)*
Piano Repertoire
  • Solo Works:
    • Bach: Invention no. 13 in a minor, BWV 784*
    • Bach: Partita for keyboard No. 2, BWV 826, I. Sinfonia
    • Bach: Prelude in C-sharp Major from WTC I, BWV 848*
    • Bach: Short Prelude in G Major, BWV 902*
    • Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, I. Joc Cu Bata, VI. Maruntel*
    • Beethoven: 6 Variations on “Nel cor piu non mi sento, WoO70
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2
    • Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in c minor, Op. 13, II. Adagio cantabile, III. Rondo: Allegro*
    • C. Schumann: Notturno Op. 6 No. 2 in F Major*
    • Chopin: Etude Op. 10, No. 3*
    • Chopin: Grande Valse Brilliante in E-flat Major, Op. 18*
    • Chopin: Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64 no. 1*
    • Kevin Olson: Oquirrh Mountains Shining*
    • Schubert: Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 90 No. 4*
  • Duets:
    • Beethoven: Sonata for four hands in D Major, Opus 6, I. Allegro molto*  

* = performed in concert

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