Dr. Hooi Yin Boey (piano, music history)


Hooi Yin Boey is Associate Professor of Music at Alderson Broaddus University. She specializes in applied piano lessons and piano classes, along with teaching other music courses. A native of Malaysia, Dr. Boey earned her Associate Degree in piano performance at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, followed by Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance at West Virginia University.  Her teachers and mentors include Mrs. Elizabeth Chiang, Dr. Peter Amstutz, Dr. Connie Arrau Sturm, and Dr. James Miltenberger. This fall marks the beginning of her tenth year of teaching at ABU.

In 2014, Dr. Boey was honored by ABU’s Student Government Association as the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year at the Commencement. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Teacher of the Year award from the West Virginia Music Teachers Association. Her students have won numerous awards in performance competitions.

Hooi Yin Boey is active as recitalist and accompanist; she has also given scholarly presentations at the National Convention of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and at the State Convention of the West Virginia Music Education Association. As a collaborative artist, she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in the 2010 ensemble debut of Alderson Broaddus University’s Concert Choir. Other performance highlights include a 2010 piano-duet recital with her husband, Peter Amstutz, at UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and a 2012 collaboration with ABU’s Concert Band, performing an arrangement of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor, on ABU’s Spring Concert that year. She appears frequently as an accompanist for ABU recitals and also currently serves as the Event and Performance Coordinator for the School of Music.

Dr. Boey is an adjudicator for piano competitions, including MTNA events in West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia. Dr. Boey has been an active member of MTNA and WVMTA since 1998 and has served on the WVMTA Administrative Board since 2005. She has served as WVMTA District-Two Chair since 2005, First Vice President from 2007-2009, Competition Chair 2007-2009, and Membership Chair from 2009-2013.

Hooi Yin Boey grew up in Alor Star, Malaysia, as the second child in her family. Her parents and three siblings live now in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, while she and her husband reside in Morgantown, WV.