Renowned Chinese Music Professor in Residence at NIU

Professor Yao-Hua Wang of National Fu-Jian Normal University in China, renowned ethnomusicologist, will visit the NIU school of Music from September 17 to October 13. During his visit, Professor Wang will be lecturing about Chinese music on topics such as traditional Han court music, religious music, and the folk music (instrumental, vocal, and narrative genres) of various regions in China. Chinese music theory and philosophy will also be discussed in his lectures. A prolific author in both Chinese and Japanese, Professor Wang has published hundreds of monographs and journal articles on traditional Chinese music, Japanese Okinawan folk music and Nanyin, the classical chamber music of the Han tradition. He is also the chief editor of a series of college music textbooks on Chinese and world music. Internationally active in prominent musicology organizations, he has chaired several conferences including the 37th World Conference of the ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music) in 2004, the International Conferences of the Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology in 1994 and 1996, International Conferences of the Historical Relationship between China and Ryukyu in 1994 and 2002; and the IMS (International Musicology Society) in Australia in 2004.

His Chinese lectures will be delivered to MUSC432/532 (Music of China) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 in the NIU music building (room 202). Dr. Jui-Ching Wang, the instructor of this class, will translate. He will also give a public workshop on different styles of folk songs in China on October 2nd (12:00-12:50) in the Music Building room 171. All the events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jui-Ching Wang (

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