Teaching and Service


Positions Held in Higher Education

Associate professor of music education and world music, NIU School of Music, 2013-present (on sabbatical leave: 2013-2014, on research leave: 2016-2017).

Assistant professor of music education and world music, NIU School of Music, 2007-2013.

Courses Developed and Taught

Music Education

  • Elementary General Music Methods and Clinical Experience (undergraduate level).
  • Fundamentals, Principles and Practices in Elementary Music (undergraduate level).
  • Foundations of Music Education (graduate level).
  • World Music Pedagogy (graduate level).

World Music

  • Survey of World Music Cultures I and II.
  • Music of China (graduate level).
  • Music of Southeast Asia (graduate level).
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology (graduate level).
  • Experiencing the Arts in Bali (study abroad program: 2014, 2015, 2016).
  • Analytical Techniques in World Music (graduate level).

World Music Ensembles

  • Indonesian Gamelan (2004-2013).
  • Chinese Music Ensemble (2009-2013).
  • Supervisor, Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (2010-2013).

Introduction to Music (Music Appreciation for General Education)

  • World Music and Cultures.
  • World Music through Film (undergraduate general education honors course).

Faculty Associate

NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 2004-present.

Duties include:

  • Teaching Music of Southeast Asia and Gamelan Ensemble.
  • Directing Experiencing the Arts in Bali (study abroad program).
  • Engaging in K-12 educational outreach program.


Acting assistant director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Title VI Resource Center), 2017-present.

Fulbright specialist, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Program, 2018-2021.

Graduate music education coordinator, School of Music, 2014-2015.

Student Organization Faculty Advisor

  • Southeast Asian Studies Student Club at NIU, 2017-present.
  • Taiwanese Student Association at NIU, 2015-present.
  • Irish Music Club at NIU, 2014-2016.

Scholarly Committee Membership/Journal Editorial Position

  • Advisory committee, Music Educators Journal, 2016-2020.
  • Editorial committee, International Journal for Music Education Research, 2016-2022.

Symposium Organization

Chair, "Teaching World Music Symposium: From the Exotic to the Global," NIU, April 9-11, 2015.

This symposium was the first of its kind. It focused on four broad areas of pedagogical trends in world music: ethnomusicology, music education, performance and composition, and social/cultural studies. Keynote speakers included reputed ethnomusicologists and music educators Michael Bakan, Patricia Campbell and Jere Humphreys.

More than 100 people participated. Participants included several world music and music education textbook authors, including Terry Miller, Andrew Shahriari, Marvelene Moore and Bryan Burton. Participants came from China, Egypt, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and Zambia, as well as from all over the U.S.

Concert Director (Selected)

  • "A Contemporary Music Dialogue: The Old and the New, the Self and the Other," NIU, April 8, 2018.
  • "Sounds of Harmony," NIU, April 10, 2016.
  • "Musica Exotica 40: 40 Years Later...," NIU, April 11, 2015.
  • "Gala Concert 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies," NIU, March 2, 2013.


Jui-Ching Wang
Phone: 815-753-7979
Email: jcwang@niu.edu
Office: Music Building 206