A native of Kanagawa, Japan, Dr. Yuri Inoo is a musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. She has studied percussion under David Rosenthal at San Francisco State University, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating summa cum laude, and receiving the Most Outstanding Senior Award. Inoo received her Master of Music and Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Southern California, studying under Erik Forrester, minoring in Music Education, Instrumental Conducting, and Music Industry. She has performed and collaborated with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Reich, and Evelyn Glennie. Inoo is currently the percussion instructor at Occidental College, the University of Redlands, and with the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She is also Principal Percussionist with the Redlands Symphony in Redlands, California, and is an active freelancer with other regional orchestras and chamber ensembles in Southern California.
Education: B.M., San Francisco State University; M.M., Ph.D., University of Southern California