Violist Nicholaus Yee completed his doctoral studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he was the teaching assistant to Dr. Pamela Goldsmith and Professor Donald McInnes from 2004 through 2007, and attended as a full fellowship recipient. In addition to his viola studies, he is trained as an instrumental conductor, early music specialist, and music educator, topics he minored in as part of the rigorous and multi-faceted program at USC. An avid chamber musician, he was honored to perform with the renowned violinist Midori Goto shortly after her faculty appointment at USC. Nick has been heard in broadcast on KUSC 91.5 both in chamber and orchestral music performances.
Ensembles he has been a member of include the USC Symphony and Chamber orchestras, the USC Early Music Ensemble, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Nick is a member of the San Bernardino and the Redlands Symphony Orchestras.
A dedicated educator, Nick has taught privately for over 20 years and in various capacities at public schools and youth orchestras since 1995. From 2008 to 2011, he was a conductor for the Irvine Young Concert Artists orchestra. Nick was recently appointed to the faculty for Junior Chamber Music in Orange County.