Tammy Huynh announced as the 2023 Wildflower/AAI Resident Composer and Teaching Artist


Wildflower Composers and the Asian Arts Initiative are pleased to announce that Tammy Huynh will serve as our Resident Composer and Teaching Artist for the spring 2023 season!

From February through June, Tammy will work with middle school students who are currently enrolled in AAI's Youth Arts Workshop to help them create their own compositions for optional public performance. During this time, Tammy will also write a new composition that relates to AAI's 2023 theme of "The Body", which will be premiered at the conclusion of the residency period.

Tammy will receive a $1,500 teaching stipend and $1,500 commission award, totaling $3,000 for the position.

Congratulations, Tammy!

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Tammy Huynh, a.k.a. mitamu, is a vocalist, composer, and improviser based in New York City. She holds the importance of storytelling as paramount and places experimentation at the heart of her music. She is interested in creating works that explore collective storytelling through improvisation, the relationship between poetry and music, and genre fluidity between jazz, chamber music, and pop. In 2021, she released her debut album "sunflower in the east" which received attention from several publications including WXPN and Bandcamp. In 2022, mitamu won 1st place at the Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Artist Festival Competition. Huynh is an alumna of several programs including Diamond Research Scholars Program and Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. She is currently faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and fellow at the bespoken mentorship program.

This opportunity is generously sponsored by the New Music USA Organizational Development Fund (awarded to Wildflower Composers for the 22/23 season) and by Asian Arts Initiative.

We would also like to congratulate our runner up, Migiwa Miyajima.

Photo credit (top): Sin Weng
Photo credit (bottom): allis chang