Lecturer, Singing Chinese
Hong Zhang holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Binghamton University, SUNY, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the founder and director of Song of Silk, a performance group that aims to bridge East and West. Zhang has been an active soloist in many concerts and groups, including the Shanghai Philharmonic Society, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Eastern Silk. Zhang gives lectures and recitals on Chinese vocal music and culture and workshops on Teaching Chinese through Song nationwide and abroad. Currently a Senior Instructor of Chinese at Binghamton University, Zhang has received awards for Excellence in Teaching from Binghamton University and Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Language Education from Chinese Language Teachers Association. Her curriculum includes the ground-breaking course, Singing Chinese. Students of this class won awards at many competitions. In addition, Zhang has also co-authored Chinese through Song (SUNY Press) and Cultural Chinese: Readings in Art, literature, and history (Georgetown University Press).