Yayoi Everett

Professor of Music


Yayoi Everett

Yayoi Everett — Photo: Jenny Fontaine

Yayoi Uno Everett is a professor of music at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A native of Yokohama, Japan, her research and teaching focuses on the analysis of postwar art music, film, and opera from the perspectives of semiotics, multimedia theories, cultural studies, and East Asian aesthetics.

Everett is associate editor of Music Theory Spectrum and served as president for Music Theory Southeast. She has also served as member/chair for Society of Music Theory’s Executive Board, Publication Subvention, and Diversity committees.

She previously taught at Emory University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Doctor of Music Theory degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Arts in music theory from Stony Brook University, and a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance from Lewis & Clark College.

Subject areas:

Contemporary Opera

The music of Louis Andriessen

The influence of East Asia in western music

Contemporary classical music


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