2015 String Award

2015 String Award Winner, Jamie Ye

Jamie Ye

Yamie Ye

Jamie Ye, a senior at Easton Area High School, began playing viola in 3rd grade and currently studies with Timothy Schwarz. She is the principal violist of Philadelphia Sinfonia, the Young People’s Philharmonic, along with her school symphony orchestra and chamber strings. She also served as principal violist of numerous PMEA District 10 and Region IV/V festivals, as well as assistant principal at the PMEA States festival. She was a member of the 2014 NAfME All-National Symphony Orchestra and the 2015 NAfME All-East Symphony Orchestra. Jamie won the 2015 Kutztown University Concerto Competition and the 2015 YPP Senior Concerto Competition. Her quartet, The Sixteen Strings, won the 2014 Satori Chamber Music Competition.

        Daughter of Jichao Ye and Fang Shie, Jamie is a National Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is president of her school orchestra, a varsity member on her school’s scholastic scrimmage team, and a committee chair in the Easton chapter of the National Honor Society. Over her summers, she was a member of the 2013 University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy and valedictory speaker of the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences. Jamie will be attending the University of Pennsylvania come August as a biochemistry major. She of course plans on playing in Penn’s orchestra and staying musically active her entire life.


Atsuko Egawa and Jamie Ye

Atsuko Egawa, pianist,  Jamie Ye, String Award Winner, Susan Kuntz, chair, and Dan Rambo, club president