Tina Huynh

tina Huynh

Assistant Professor, School of Music

Tina A. Huynh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and secondary music education. Her interests lie at the intersection of music in early and middle childhood and cultural diversity. She has led workshops on the inclusion of Vietnamese children's music in the American classroom at CASMEC (casmec.org) and CMEA Southwestern Section (https://www.calmusiced.com/) and presented her research on musical childhoods and family values in the Vietnamese American home at AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing), NafME (nafme.org) and ECMMA (ecmma.org). Her recent conferences at NAfME (2021) and the Association for Black Women Band Directors (2021) centered on student-led gamification in music education.

Dr. Huynh is author of The Vietnamese Children’s Songbook (unpublished), a compilation of ten popular Vietnamese children’s songs and cultural practices. Her film, Songs of Little Saigon (2021) (https://www.facebook.com/SongsOfLittleSaigon) (First Light Productions), about the resilience of eight Vietnamese American refugee musicians throughout Orange County, California, has won Exceptional Merit awards for documentary and first runner up for musical score at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival and was selected for the Viet Film Fest 2021. She is the Project Scholar for the Tacoma Refugee Choir (https://www.refugeechoir.org), “a non-auditioned choir united by the plight of refugees and the conviction that everyone has a voice to contribute”. Huynh is a Kodály and Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy certified educator.



Ilari, B., Helfter, S., Huynh, T. (2020). Associations between musical participation and young children’s prosocial behaviors. Journal of Research in Music Education.

Huynh, T. (2016). Cultural preservation through childhood songs: The Vietnamese American lens. Perspectives: Journal of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, 11(4), 17-22.(now known as the International Journal of Early Childhood Music)

BA Calif State University Long Beach 2005
BM Calif State University Long Beach 2005
MM University of Southern California 2014
DMA University of Southern California
School Practicum EDUC 613-A 2218
Learning & Teaching by Subject EDUC 618-B 2218
Survey of Western Music MUS 100-B 2218
Practicum in Music Educ/Bus MUS 327-A 2218
Practicum in Music Educ/Bus MUS 327-B 2218
Music of Vietnamese Diaspora SSI1 156-A 2218
Documenting Instruction EDUC 615-A 2224
Documenting Instruction EDUC 615-B 2224
Student Teaching EDUC 622-A 2224
Music Ed in American Schools MUS 140-A 2224
Foundations of Jazz MUS 248-A 2224
Practicum in Music Educ/Bus MUS 327-A 2224
Practicum in Music Educ/Bus MUS 327-B 2224
Popular Music Pedagogies MUS 395-A 2224

Contact Information

Music 206
email tahuynh@pugetsound.edu