Dr. Fang-Fang Shi Inouye was born in Beijing China. She began her piano study at age of four with her mother. She studied piano and composition at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before she came to America. She received her Doctor of Music Degree in piano performance at University of Southern California under the tutelage of Professor Norman Krieger. She was the William H. Phillips and Beatrice C. Phillips Music Scholarship recipient. Among many accolades and honors, Dr. Shi is the winner of the 2012 USC Thornton School of Music Concerto competition. Dr. Shi’s live performance has been broadcast on KUSC radio station. In August 2010, Dr. Shi's paper on "Realizing Goals in Memorization" was published by ISME (International Society of Music Education) and was invited to give a presentation at the ISME conference in Beijing, China. On the basis of the superior professional and scholastic achievements, Dr. Shi has been invited to the membership of the PI KAPPA LAMBD National Music Honor Society.
As an educator, Dr. Fang-Fang Shi Inouye has been part of the adjunct faculty member at Cerritos College for over 10 years, she has also taught at California State University, Dominguez Hills. In Spring 2011, Dr. Shi joined the faculty members at the Irvine Valley College.
Dr. Fang-Fang Shi Inouye also served as both President and First Vice-President at the Lakewood-Cerritos Branch of the Music Teacher's Association of California. She has been invited to serve as an adjudicator at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival (SYMF), Southern California Junior Bach Festival, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, the Winter Festivals at various MTAC Branches, and the Concerto Competition at Biola University.