Yang Song was born in Inner Mongolia (China). After completing her bachelor's degree in musicology at Inner Mongolia University, she completed a master's degree in composition theory from 2009 to 2012 at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. After that, she began studying composition at the Central Conservatory of Music at the age of 27 as doctor candidate by Professor Guoping Jia, and finished successfully in 2018. Since 2017 she had been attending Professor Johannes Schöllhorn's concert exam master class at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in Germany, and graduated in February 2019. She attended “Cursus de Composition et d’Informatique Musicale 2020/21” in IRCAM Paris, by Thierry De May . Now she works as post-doctor at the Central Conservatory of Music, and having doctorate of systematic musicology in Cologne University .

In 2015, she received a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and a DAAD scholarship in 2018. In 2019, her Ensemble piece „Chant de l'océan“ got the 2nd Prize of the Franz-Josef-Reinl-Stiftung „Reinl-Preis 2019“ in Austria; Orchestra piece „Déjà-vu“, chosen by the 11. Saarbrücker Komponistenwerkstatt won the Théodore-Gouvy-Preis ; the commissioned string quartet piece „Scattered Views“ was performed by the Arditti Quartet  at the Korean Tongyeong International Music Festival. In 2018 she was selected for the Gyeonggi Korean Orchestra International Musical Work Contest,and won the international Goethe-Preis of the “Asian Composers Showcase 2018" in South Korea. In 2017 she has received commision from the Young Artist Project of the Shanghai International Art Festival (2017) and was awarded the 3rd prize in the Vareler Composition Prize in Germany. She also received the first place in the 2015 Singapore Ding Yi Music Company's Composition Prize and in the 2014 Voice of China Composition Competition. She was also commissioned one orchestral work from the China National Art Foundation's Young Creative Artist Funded Project in 2015. Her contemporary works, the diverse genres such as orchestral music, chamber music, electronic music, theater music and dance dramas encompass her own music culture with the music of other cultures.