Yumiko Oshima-Ryan is an Associate Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College where she serves as keyboard area co-ordinator. She is an active performer of both solo and collaborative works, and her awards include first place in the Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition and second place in the International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition. Since 1995 she has been incorporating contemporary Japanese piano works into her repertoire, and has performed these works nationally and internationally (Tokyo, Toronto and San Juan) including world premières of new works by Japanese composers. Her live performances of Japanese works have been broadcast on the National Public Radio affiliate in Pittsburgh (WQED). A native of Japan, she graduated from Toho Music Academy in Tokyo and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Her piano teachers include Eunice Norton (a pupil of Arthur Schnabel), Menahem Pressler, Eugene Pridonoff, Richard Syracuse, Jerome Rose and Satoko Tokumaru.