Upcoming Events


Spring Dulcimer

Virtuosity Meets Romance

Saturday, January 28th - 8pm - Hinton Hall

Sping concert

Join visiting scholar Luijing Liu and the Center for Chinese Music and Culture as we celebrate the Chinese New Year with lovely performances on the yangqin, the Chinese hammered dulcimer. Along with guest performers Andrea Dawson, Mei Han, and Alessandra Volpi, Liu will perform both traditional and contemporary works for the yangqin in what is sure to be an amazing show to ring in the new year.

We hope to see you there!



Silk and Silver: Convergence of Colors and Cultures

Sunday, February 19th - 3pm - Hinton Hall

Featuring: Mei Han - Chinese zheng, and Deanna Little: flute

A live concert combining the serene sound of the Chinese zheng with the silvery sound of the western flute. Mei Han and Deanna Little feature on the zheng and flute respectively in a concert that is the result of a wonderful collaboration.



From Kowtowing to Handshaking: Confucian Rites and Their Modern Applications


Chen Zuyan

Distinquished Speaker: Dr. Zuyan Chen

Thursday, March 23rd - 2:40-4:00 pm - BAS S328

Chen lecture

One of the most important phenomena that have changed the paradigm of the world since WWII is the powerful growth of many economies in East Asia. This trend started with the Japanese post-war economic miracle, followed by Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. China. What is the central driver in the “East Asian economic miracle?” What produces the underlying spirit for Asians to excel? In this lecture, Dr. Chen will discuss the legacy of Confucianism, its traditional forms, and its modern relevance.


Dr. Zu-yan Chen is a Professor of Chinese Literature at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He holds the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. His publications include seven books and many articles spanning the fields of literature, history, Confucianism, translation, and language pedagogy.


Wu Man April concertWu Man

Wu Man Solo Concert


WU Man

Friday, April 7th - 4pm - School of Music Hinton Hall

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator, and composer giving her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. She has performed and recorded extensively with Kronos Quartet and Silk Road Ensemble, and has premiered works by Philip Class, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Tan Dun, Bright Sheng, Zhao Jiping, and Zhou Long,  among many others. She has recorded and appeared on over 40 albums, five of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. In 2013, she was named Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America, becoming the first performer of a non-Western instrument to receive this award. She also received The United States Artist' Award in 2008.

Chinese Music Ensemble Semester Concert


Chinese Ensemble

Friday, April 14th - 8pm - School of Music Hinton Hall

You are invited to hear the MTSU Chinese Music Ensemble, joined by the Western Kentucky Chinese Music Ensemble, perform its concert for the fall semester on Friday, April 14th at 8 pm in MTSU's Hinton Hall.

If you are unable to attend in person, we will also live stream our concert on the MTSU School of Music YouTube channel.

Chinese Music Ensemble Joined Concert with Western Kentucky University Chinese Ensemble

Saturday, April 15th - 3pm - Western Kentucky University room FAC 0189

You are invited to hear the MTSU Chinese Music Ensemble, joined by the Western Kentucky Chinese Music Ensemble, perform its concert for the fall semester on Friday, April 15th at 3 pm in WKU's room FAC 0189.

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Dr. Mei Han

Weekdays 9:00 am -3:00 pm.

Physical location:
503A Bell Street, Suite 1600, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Andrew Woodfin Miller, Sr. Education Center

Mailing address:
MTSU Box 168
1301 E Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001