Tina Huynh has enjoyed over 20 years of experience in the private, public, community, and studio settings as a music educator.
Tina is assistant professor of music education at the University of Puget Sound, author of the forthcoming books Remembering Vietnamese Childhoods: 1931-1975 and The Vietnamese Children's Songbook, creator/co-producer of the documentary film Songs of Little Saigon, and producer of the short documentary The Resting Place. Tina's scholarly works can be found in JRME, Music & Science, Update, and IJECM. Tina performs locally as a flutist.
Tina teaches music education methods courses, graduate education courses, and "Music of the Vietnamese Diaspora" 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, ISME, and SIMM. 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 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 and as as duo member of the Coffee & Tea Flute Duo.
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.