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Hooi Yin Boey

Staff Accompanist

Hooi Yin Boey is an Adjunct Instructor and Staff Accompanist in the School of Music; she is also is an Artist Teacher in WVU’s Community Music Program. Until Spring 2016, Dr. Boey served as a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Alderson Broaddus University, specializing in applied piano lessons, along with teaching class piano and 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.


In 2014, Dr. Boey was honored by ABU’s Student Government Association as the “Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year” at ABU’s annual Commencement. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Teacher of the Year award from the West Virginia Music Teachers Association. Dr. Boey is a dedicated studio teacher and her students, including pre-college and college level, have earned outstanding ratings in WVMTA adjudicated performances and have won numerous awards in WVMTA state piano competitions, WVMTA Mountain State auditions, and the Morgantown Piano Competition.

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.

Dr. Boey is an adjudicator for piano competitions, including MTNA events in West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia; she also served on the semifinals jury panel for the 2016 UCSI International Piano Competition in Malaysia. Dr. Boey has been an active member of MTNA and WVMTA since 1998 and served on the WVMTA Administrative Board from 2005 to 2017. In WVMTA she also served as District-Two Chair from 2005-2017, First Vice President from 2007-2009, Competition Chair 2007-2009, and Membership Chair from 2009-2013. Since Fall 2017, she has been the faculty advisor for MTNA/WVMTA’s WVU Student Chapter.

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