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Learning Chinese Through Music
Start Date: 11/6/2020Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 11/6/2020End Time: 2:00 PM
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About the Program

This virtual lecture will introduce the groundbreaking approach of learning Chinese through song, created by Hong Zhang. 
This lecture will be composed of three parts: the benefits of learning Chinese through song; basic singing techniques, including posture, breathing, voice projection, and legato singing; steps and methods of learning Chinese songs, including song style, articulation, song interpretation and expression. The lecture will be highly engaging and interactive. Audience will do some vocalizations and learn a few Chinese songs as a practice of the techniques introduced in the lecture.  

About the Speaker

Hong Zhang holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Binghamton University, SUNY, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently a tenured Instructor of Chinese and an associate faculty member of Music at Binghamton University. As a Chinese culture and music ambassador, Zhang has been singing as a soloist for numerous concerts. She has also been giving lectures and recitals on “Chinese Ethnic Groups and Their Songs” as well as workshops on “Teaching Chinese through Song” extensively in the US and abroad. Her teaching curriculum includes the groundbreaking course, Singing Chinese. Students of this class have won awards at many international competitions. In addition, Zhang has also co-authored Chinese through Song (SUNY Press) and Cultural Chinese: Readings in Art, Literature, and History (Georgetown University Press).   


To register for this program, please click here.

Contact Information:
Name: Matthew LePere
Phone: 6466606972
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