D.M.A., Arizona State University
Dr. Jui-Ching Wang is Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University where she teaches music education and world music courses and coordinates world music ensembles such as Chinese music ensemble, Indonesian gamelan ensemble, and Middle Eastern music ensemble.
Dr. Wang received her bachelor’s degree in music from Soochow University in Taipei, master’s degrees in piano performance and music education from Northern Illinois University, and her doctorate in music education from Arizona State University. The title of her dissertation is A Comparative Study of College Students’ Musical Preferences and Musical Aptitudes in the U.S. and Taiwan.
Prior to her studies in the United States, she taught music classes and directed choirs and recorder ensembles at a middle school in Taiwan. While completing graduate course work at ASU and NIU, she taught courses in world music and music education and participated in several world music ensembles such as the NIU Gamelan ensemble, ASU Javanese Gamelan ensemble, and Marimba Maderas de Comitan.
She was a Preparing Future Faculty Fellow (2001-2003) and Arts Bridge Scholar (2002-2003) at ASU and the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education (2002-2003). As an active researcher, Dr. Wang has published articles in The International Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Band Research, and the Journal or Historical Research in Music Education (forthcoming), and Chinese articles in The Performing Arts, Taipei Chinese Music, Music Browse, and the Journal of Aesthetic Education. She is also a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd Edition) and Teaching Asian Art: Content, Context, and Pedagogy, an National Art Education Association (NAEA) publication.
Dr. Wang has presented papers at professional music education conferences at state, regional, national, and international levels, including the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference (AMEA), Ohio State Music Educators Association Conference (OMEA), Illinois State Music Educators Association Conference (IMEA), the NAfME (former MENC) conferences, the International Society for Music Education World Congress (ISME), the International Asia-Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research (APSMER), European Association for Music in Schools Congress, and International Music Education Conference in Egypt. She has also presented in interdisciplinary settings, such as the International Society for Education in Art (InSEA) and the Midwest Conference of Asian Affairs (MCAA). As a clinician advocating the study of music as culture, Dr. Wang has provided training and demonstrations for in-service teachers and students in the U.S., China, and Taiwan to help them expand their cultural horizons through music.