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Jing Wang

Associate Professor


computer musicExperimental Intermedia Ensemble



College of Visual & Performing Arts 204C


2009University of North TexasD.M.A.
2003Northern Illinois UniversityM.M.
1996China Central Conservatory of MusicB.M.


  • Computer Music
  • Acoustic Composition
  • Music Theory
  • World Music





Offered as needed to present material in the design field. The specific topic is stated when the course is scheduled. May be repeated with change of content

Small performing organizations devoted to the music repertoire of all stylistic periods.

Continuation of MUS 171, exploring functional harmonic practices. The uses of non-chord tones, triadic inversions, seventh chords and simple chromaticism will be studied.

An expansion of harmonic vocabulary, including ninths, elevenths, and other higher-order chords, chromatic procedures of the nineteenth century and extensions of harmonic principles into the twentieth century. Compositional exercises will be required.

Small performing organizations devoted to the music repertoire of all stylistic periods.

Seminar on selected topics in music theory. May be repeated with change of content.


Research Interests

  • Composition for film/video and dance
  • Interactive music performance system
  • Acoustic composition for solo and chamber ensemble
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Music analysis from early music to contemporary music

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, Germany, France, Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Romania, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and throughout the United States. They have also been recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Electro-acoustic Miniatures International Contest Spain, the MagikalCharm Film & Video Festival, and the Lumen Prize. She was the winner of Pauline Oliveros Prize given by the International Alliance for Women in Music and has been awarded the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the Vilcek Foundation Fellowship, and the Omi International Musicians Residency Fellowship.

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 is currently an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she teaches electroacoustic music, composition, and music theory.

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