Dr. Jui-Ching Wang is Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University where she teaches world music courses and coordinates world music ensembles such as the 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. 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.
As an active researcher, Dr. Wang has published articles in The International Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Band Research, the Journal or Historical Research in Music Education, and the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) General Music Today and Music Educators Journal, 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, a National Art Education Association (NAEA) publication.
Dr. Wang has presented papers at state, regional, and national music education conferences: the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference (AMEA), Ohio State Music Educators Association Conference (OMEA), Illinois State Music Educators Association Conference (ILMEA), the northeastern regional conference and national conferences of the NAfME. She has also presented at the following international conferences: the International Society for Music Education World Congress (ISME) in Malaysia and China, the International Asia-Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research (APSMER) in Taipei and Hong Kong, European Association for Music in Schools Congress in Turkey, International Music Education Conference in Egypt, and International Symposium for the Worldwide Dissemination of Chinese Music in China. She has also given papers in interdisciplinary settings, such as the International Society for Education in Art (InSEA) and the Midwest Conference of Asian Affairs (MCAA).
To promote world music pedagogy, Dr. Wang organized the Teaching World Music Symposium at Northern Illinois University in April 2015. As a clinician advocating the study of music as culture, she 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.
D.M.A., Arizona State University