Featured Alumni

Yeji Cha-Beach, ’04

Posted June 1, 2020 by Jessica Chen

For Yeji Cha-Beach, the road to Late Night with Seth Meyers took her straight through Carnegie Hall. With her newly minted degree in music performance and non-profit management, she hit the Big Apple searching for opportunity. While starting on the stage may have been her dream, Yeji’s journey took her through the administrative world of musical performance, learning about the enormous effort it takes to mount a show on one of the world’s most iconic stages.


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