Doctor of Philosophy (Ethnomusicology)
Kent State University, USA
Master of Arts (Musicology)
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Chinese Music)
National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan
Dr. Lee Ming-Yen is an ethnomusicologist of Chinese and Southeast Asian music. Her research interests include musical interactions in Greater China, modern Chinese orchestra, Indonesian music, and the pedagogy of world music. She has published articles in journals such as Asian Culture, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music, Journal of South Seas Society, Kuandu Music Journal, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, and Modern China Studies. She is currently working on her manuscript, "Making Music in Greater China: The Chinese Orchestras of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan" which explores the evolution and musical interactions of three modern Chinese orchestras across Greater China.
An accomplished erhu player, Dr. Lee has given performances at the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, the CHICO'S World Music Gala, and the World Music Concert at Northern Illinois University. She recently performed with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, where she premiered Fabian Müller's "Taiwan Rhapsody No. 1" (erhu version) and Bo-Chan Li's "Ode to Hero, Ode to Love".
Born and raised in Taiwan, Dr. Lee was an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the National Taiwan University of Arts before joining Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts as Senior Lecturer.