Tina Huynh has enjoyed 20 years of experience in the private, public, community, and studio settings as a music educator. She is also a freelance flutist in Southern California and the Tacoma and Seattle areas of Washington. Tina's scholarly works can be found in JRME, Music & Science, Update, and IJECM.
Tina is currently assistant professor of music education at the University of Puget Sound, author of the forthcoming books Remembering Vietnamese Childhoods and The Vietnamese Children's Songbook, and creator/co-producer of the documentary film Songs of Little Saigon.
Tina teaches music education teaching methods courses at the University of Puget Sound. She works with undergraduates in the School of Music and with graduates in the School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.
As an educator, Tina is accomplished in a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to: general music, instrumental music, and choral music. She has taught at Capistrano Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District via the Thornton Community Engagement Program at the University of Southern California, the Vietnamese Arts and Letters Association, and other institutions. She has led workshops on the inclusion of Vietnamese children's music, culture, and identity at conferences and workshops such as CASMEC, CMEA Southwestern Section, GGUSD, NAfME, ECMMA, AIRS, and ISME. Tina is part of the Palmer Research Group whose research focuses on culturally relevant and responsive teaching in music education and has presented nationally about its grounded framework.
As a performer, Tina plays for short films, albums, music videos, live variety shows and concerts, orchestras, chamber groups, weddings and conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and France. Tina has performed as a soloist with a variety of ensembles and orchestras such as the Vietnamese American Philharmonic, as well as in the recording studio.
Tina holds her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Music Education from the University of Southern California. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in French, and California Teaching K-12 Music Credential with a supplement in French at California State University, Long Beach. Tina is a Kodaly and Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy certified educator.