Ming Chai
Urbana, IL
Ming Chai

Ming C.

Urbana, IL
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am currently pursuing doctoral degree in piano performance at University of Illinois where I also teach. I started piano studies when I was 3 and I have been teaching for 9 years working with students from age 5 to seniors. I like working with students who like music and would love to know more about how to express themselves with music.

About Ming C.

Ming Chai is pursuing a degree of Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study with Timothy Ehlen. Ming works as a teaching assistant for music theory and aural skills, and is a recipient of the Langford Fellowship. I loves piano music, composition ,and is active as a collaborative pianist with contemporary music ensembles and is pursuing a cognate in composition, study with Stephen Taylor, Eli fieldsteel. Ming completed her MM at Syracuse University where she received the Evalina Vernon Honsinger Prize for piano performance.
Education

Aug. 2017-present University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(Expected May 2021) Doctor of Musical Art, Piano Performance and Literature
Current GPA: 3.87/4. Cognate (minor): Composition

Sep.2015-2017 Syracuse University
Master of Music, Piano Performance, GPA: 3.86/4

Sep. 2011-June 2014 Beijing Normal University
Double Bachelor of Arts, English

Sep. 2010-June 2014 Beijing Normal University
Bachelor of Arts, Musicology (Piano pathway), 3.84/4
Working Experience
January 2017-present Teaching assistant: Music theory, Musicianship-MUS 102, MUS 108
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 2015-2017 Teaching assistant: Keyboard skill PNO221-222
accompanist of Women’s Choir, Oratorio Society at Syracuse University
Sep.25 2015 Pianist, the event of Empty Bowl Project for homeless people, Syracuse
2014-2015 Teaching assistant: Elementary harmony at Beijing Normal University
2014-2015 Minister of Art and Sports Department, Graduate Student Union, BNU
2013-2015 Assistant, copywriter, translator of China Film and Television Music Centre,
Beijing Normal University
Oct. 2013-Sep. 2013 Internship, Instructor at Beijing No.2 Railway Middle School
Duties are: teaching students in Junior high and Senior High Schools
Sep. 2013-2015 Piano teacher at Bao Huiqiao Piano Art Training School
July2013-August2013 Volunteer: Instructor of music classes at Dandelion School, Beijing
March 2011-2015 Tutor at Work-Study Pro

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