Tina Huynh + The Vietnamese Children’s Songbook

Friday, April 15, 2016

A doctoral candidate in the Music Teaching & Learning program, Huynh will release a book of Vietnamese children’s songs this summer, collected during her graduate research.
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Tina Huynh is a Vietnamese-American who, like many children of immigrants, grew up with the emphasis on American. In the last three years of her DMA studies at USC Thornton, she is putting the emphasis back on the Vietnamese. In June, she will complete The Vietnamese Children’s Songbook, an illustrated children’s book (with an accompanying album) of traditional Vietnamese children’s songs, a love letter to her family’s cultural homeland. Huynh, who earned a masters degree at Thornton in 2014 and is a current DMA candidate in the Music Teaching & Learning program, has turned to children’s songs as a reflection of Vietnamese-Americans’ bridge into their language and culture while raising their children so far away.