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Yoshie Nakayama is a renowned artist who is a composer, arranger, trombone player, singer, and educator, currently based in Boston.

Throughout her career, Yoshie has worked with a diverse array of musicians, including säje, Victory Boyd, Infinity Song, Women of the World, Alejandro Sanz, Milton Nascimento, Joyce Moreno, and Tiger Okoshi, among others.

One of Yoshie's notable achievements includes her a-cappella composition "Sing For You," performed by the UNIVOZ Vocal Ensemble on WBGH’s “Sing That Thing!” The ensemble's rendition led to their victory in the Adult category. The music video for "Sing For You" premiered at the Global Voices Film Festival San Francisco 2021, hosted by UN Women USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

In 2020, Yoshie's innovative approach was recognized when her a-cappella cover video production, “Blame It On the Boogie” by The Jacksons, titled “Blame It On the COVID-19 feat. UNIVOZ,” clinched The Grand Prize, Judge Sato’s Award, and the Musicality Award at the Tele-Chorus Project in Japan.

Her musical prowess extends beyond performance to arrangement, with her works housed in the Japanese Library of Congress in Tokyo. Yoshie's arrangements are also available for purchase at Sheet Music Plus, Fairy Inc., and the Jazz Vocalist Society of Japan.

Additionally, Yoshie is a Co-Founder of the global initiative, Songs for World Peace, which harnesses the unifying power of music to promote peace. As of 2023, the initiative has released peace-themed songs from over 100 artists representing 90+ countries, all sung in their native languages. The initiative strives to include songs from every country worldwide.

Currently, Yoshie serves as the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Production and Writing department at Berklee College of Music.

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