JING WANG: Biography
Jing Wang, a composer and virtuoso erhu artist, was born in China. Ms. Wang has participated in numerous musical communities, as a composer and a performer of diverse styles of music. Her compositions have been selected and presented in China, Spain, France, Italy, Canada, and throughout the United States. They have also been recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers and Electro-acoustic Miniatures International Contest, Spain. One of her compositions Weathered Edges of Time is selected for inclusion in the collection of French National Library. She was the winner of 2006 Pauline Oliveros Prize given by the International Alliance for Women in Music. As an active erhu performer, she has introduced the Chinese indigenous erhu into Western contemporary music scene with her wide array of compositions for chamber ensemble, avant-garde jazz improvisations and multicultural ensembles. She has also successfully performed erhu concertos with several symphony orchestras in the United States.
Ms. Wang received her B.M degree from China Central Conservatory of Music, M.M. degree from Northern Illinois University, and a Composition DMA Degree from the University of North Texas where her major professors were Jon Nelson, Joseph Klein, Andrew May, Phil Winsor, and Joseph Rovan.
Ms. Wang is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she teaches electroacoustic music, composition, and music theory.