UNC China Connection
The educational tour for the faculty and students at the University of Northern Colorado to host bilingual concerts and workshops in multiple cities in China was made success with the help of U.S. Embassy Grant. The music tours in the summers of 2014-2017 provide great educational experience for the Chinese audience and students to connect to the Western musical cultures. They receive masterclasses, lessons and workshops with the educators and performers from the United States. As the managing coordinator, I have been with the annual tour since 2014. The tours have brought UNC Jazz lab 1, UNC faculty jazz quartet and Global Saxophone Quartet to cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjing, Wuhan, Changsha. These groups have visited many schools and conservatories including: Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Tianjing Conservatory of Music, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Beijing Contemporary Academy of Music, and many other schools and music institutes.
UNC faculty Jazz quartet at Forbidden City Concert Hall, May 2016, Beijing, China