MTSU All Star Chinese Music ensemble perfomres at KnoxAsian festival
Aug 27th 2017
Teaching Chinese Music in American Higher Education Institutions
May 26th, 2017
concert with Intersection Music featuring Zhou Long and Chen Yi's compositions for Western and Chinese instruments.
Feb. 11th and 12th. Nashville and Murfreesboro.
Dueling Dulcimers from China and Appalachians
Jan. 27th, 7:30 p.m., Hinton Hall, MTSU.
January 27th, 2017
MTSU Chinese Ensemble Inaugural Concert
December 2nd, 2:00PM at the CCMC Instrument Gallery
Joys of the Season Concert at Tucker Theater
December 1st, 8:00PM
Concert of Chinese music at Free Day of Music by the Nashville Symphony
October 22nd, 2016
The CCMC performed to a packed concert hall at the Schermerhorn's Curb Education Hall. Like many events, it was free and open to the public. Make sure to join us at an event soon. Check our 'events' page for future dates!
(Full Ensemble, Left to Right: Ji Jie, Xuanye Mi, Mei Han, and Li Zengguang)
(The Curb Education Hall was packed to capacity with receptive viewers.)
(Li Zengguang on dizi)
(Ji Jie on erhu)
(Mei Han on zheng)
(Mi Xuanye on yangqin)
Beijing Opera Workshop and Performances
October 14-15, 2016
Renowned musicians and actors from two of China’s top music schools appeared at Wright Music Hall in October, performing excerpts from several well-known works of Beijing opera and Chinese traditional music. On the 14th they hosted an interactive workshop featuring performance, costumes, face painting and lectures on Beijing Opera by Zhang Yao, performance director of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA). Song Fei, a lecturer and noted performer from Beijing’s Central Orchestra directed both performances. We’d like to extend our gratitude to the troupe as well as everyone who joined us. Whether you missed this event or not, make sure to check our 'Events' page and join us next time!
(Wang Xiaoyan as Duli Niang From Qun Qu Opera "In the Garden")
(Ge Yong Performs "Dance of the Yi People" on pipa--pear shaped lute)
(Jia Jinsong as Li Keyong from the Beijing Opera, "Bead Curtain Village")
(Wu Huanghuang on Yangqin performing "Summer Lotus")
(Wang Caiyun performing "Resonance Between Two Lovers")
(Song Fei performing "A Flower")
(Chen Yue performing "A Joyful Encounter")
(Jia Jiansong as Qin Qiong performing an excerpt from the opera Three Taverns)
Confucius Day Concert
September 21st, 2016
The CCMC ensemble performed a carefuly selected set of Chinese traditional and contemporary compositions at Wright Music Building's Hinton Hall on September 21st. Guest performers included Jen-Jen Lin, director of the Nashville Chinese Arts Alliance, dancer Roxanne Crew, and a choir of students from Central Magnet School's Chinese Language program. MTSU Alumni Taffy Xu co-hoted the performance, reciting excerpts from Confucian texts and speaking on Confucian philosophy. Thank you to everyone who joined us. Whether you missed it or not, make sure to check our 'Events' page and join us at our next event.
(Dr. Mei Han and Taffy Xu)
(Jie Ji on Erhu)
(Dr. Mei Han on zheng)
(Xuanye Mi on yangqin)
(Shan Zheng on qin)
Dr. Han on WGNS
September 20, 2016
Mei Han, our director here at the CCMC, appeared on WGNS to promote the Confucius Day Celebration and discuss Chinese Music. You can listen to the interview here.
(Dr. Mei Han in the WGNS control room.)
Boro International Fest at Cannonsburgh
September 10, 2016
(The CCMC crew with Boro International Fest volunteers post-performance)
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our performance at the Boro International Fest. People representing a wide array of world musical styles gathered and performed at the pavilion at Historic Cannonsburgh here in Murfreesboro. Our group included three of our Chinese Music Ensemble instructors Zengguang Li, Jie Ji, and Xuanye Mi as well as our director Dr. Mei Han. If you missed it, make sure you check out our events page so you can join us next time.
(Performers from left to right: Zengguang Li, Xuanye Mi, Dr. Mei Han, and Jie Ji)
Introduction to Chinese Music
by Dr. Mei Han
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016The Second Annual TN History for Kids Tent, Hamilton County Dept. Education. Chattanooga, TN.
Chinese Music and Dance Performance
Mei Han (Chinese zheng), Randy Raine-Reusch (Thai khaen), and Qiwen Han (violin) at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art,June 30th, 2016, Nashivlle, TN.
Visiting of the Western Kentucky University Chinese Music Club
April 10, 2016
The WKU Chinese Music Club is a student organization that promotes Chinese music and culture at WKU and in surrounding communities. Founded by Dr. Ting-Hui Lee, who serves as the club’s faculty advisor., the current instruments include dizi, erhu, guzheng, pipa, yangqin, zhongruan, and various percussion instruments.
Grand Opening of the MTSU Center for Chinese Music and Culture
March 17, 2016 at MTSU Tucker Theater.
Visitng Artist from the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing visit White House High School in Tennessee.
Photos from the March 18, 2016 visit. Photos by Li Junjie