Tiffany Yanase

UCLA 2011, Physiological Science
Voice Part


Years Active in Medleys a Cappella

2009 - 2010

How did Medleys affect your UCLA experience?

My one year in MEDleys has really been an indelible time in my life. I definitely grew a lot as a person by stretching my (developing) abilities, confidence, and patience with myself, as this is my first time in a singing group ever! It was definitely very challenging for me in the beginning, but being surrounded by a group of people that really pushed me forward and encouraged me got me through! Along with those personal gains, I think it really grew my heart for serving the community. Seeing final product of numerous sectionals and rehearsals turn into a joy for people made everything worthwhile. I am glad to have been a part of a group that really saw our musical service be meaningful to those who needed it!

Most Memorable Medleys Moment

At one of our community outreach performances at St. John's hospital, we had a chance to sing for a man who was going to be discharged soon and his wife. It was happy time for them both and it was so touching to see how empowered they felt after the song was over. It was a five minute song, a few hours of rehearsal, but the visible impact was just amazing. After the hospital stay, the man's body was physically healed, but we were able to contribute to his emotional wholeness, and it was such a blessing for the group to be there and experience that with him and his wife. Really, every single outreach performance we did was just so heartwarming, to see the need not only for their bodies, but also for their hearts, to be uplifted and loved on.

Where are you now?

Still at UCLA! I'm a MEDleys groupie now.

Are you still singing?

Yes! Youtube, shower, empty apartment, car, you know, the usual.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?

Corde lisse... they're legit.

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Joined in 2009

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