Meng Hao 郝梦, Pianist, Vocalist, and Mandarin Instructor


Summary:

I am a creative, enthusiastic music teacher with many years of experience in both one-on-one teaching and classroom teaching.  I have directed musical groups both large and small, and I have extensive experience in composing and arranging music. I have taught piano and accordion, and I also have expertise in voice.  

Education:

  • Wuhan Music Conservatory, Wuhan, China, 2006 to 2009
  • Degree:  Master’s degree in Music Composition and Theory
  • Thesis:  “Research on Ginastera’s ‘Piano Concerto’”
  • Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, 2001 to 2005
  • Degree:  Bachelor’s degree in Music
  •               Thesis: “A comparison and research on key touch for piano and accordion”
  • Wugang Number Three province Key High School, Wuhan, China, 1998 to 2001
  • Wugang Number Six Middle School, Wuhan, China, 1995 to 1998

Work Experience:

Instructor, Minjiang University, Fuzhou, China, 2009 to 2016

Duties:  I taught music theory and composition classes, and I directed student performances.  I also composed original music, published research papers on music theory and pedagogy, and obtained grants to support my research and composition work.

Instructor, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China, 2010 to 2016

Private Teacher, Wuhan, China and Fuzhou, China, 2001 to 2016

Duties:  I taught piano and accordion to students of all ages.  I also helped undergraduate students prepare for graduate school entrance exams and graduate study in music.  

Chinese Mandarin Instructor, MJ Test Prep, Bryn Mawr, PA. US.

Piano Instructor, Mary Louise Curtis branch, Settlement Music school, Philadelphia PA. US.

Piano Instructor, Germantown branch, Settlement Music school, Philadelphia PA. US.

Piano and Music Theory Instructor, Philadelphia Chinese Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA. US.

Instructor, 旎旎Piano  Studio, Philadelphia, PA. US.

Vocal Instructor,Great wall Chinese school, Bryn Mawr , PA. US.

Interpreter, Nationalities Service Center, Philadelphia,PA 19107

Community  service:

Soprano at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Sanctuary choir.

Awards and Honors:

  • National Golden Cup Accordion Competition, Age 18-22 division, third class award, 2002
  • Central China Normal University second class scholarship, 2002-2003
  • Central China Normal University student council outstanding work award, 2003-2004
  • Chinese National Accordion Competition, fifth place award for solo performance, 2004
  • Central China Normal University outstanding graduating student award, 2005
  • Wuhan Music Conservatory graduate student council award, 2006-2007
  • Wuhan Music Conservatory graduate student council award, 2007-2008
  • Outstanding paper award for “A musical analysis of the ‘Intermezzo’ music in Schoenberg’s ‘Piano Suite’ (Op. 25)”, presented at Beijing Modern Music Conference, 2007
  • Wuhan Music Conservatory outstanding graduate student award and scholarship, 2008
  • Outstanding paper award for “Discussion on reforming the teaching of the course ‘Integration’ in the college music curriculum”, presented at Fujian Music Education Conference, 2010
  • First class award from Fujian Province Music Research Council for song “Haixi Dream”, 2010
  • Selected as judge for Chinese Children’s Music Association competition, 2010
  • Outstanding composition award from Fuzhou Music Association for song “Haixi Dream”, 2011
  • Original composition award from Chinese Publisher’s Association for song “Haixi Dream”, 2011
  • Outstanding composition award from Fujian Province Department of Education for song “I have a blackboard”, 2012
  • Outstanding song award from Fuzhou Publicity Department for song “Ah, Kwu Ling”, 2012
  • Minjiang University Young Teachers Competition award, 2015

 

Certifications:

  • Mandarin Proficiency Level 2, Grade B Certification, December 2001
  • University Practical English Level A Certification, June 2002
  • English Level 4 Certification, December 2003
  • Spoken English Level 4 and 6 Class B Certification, May 2004
  • English Level 6 Certification, June 2004
  • Fujian Province University Teaching Assistant Certification, October 2009
  • Chinese National Civil Service Applied Computing Certification, January 2010
  • University Music Composition and Music Theory Certification, December 2010
  • Fujian Province University Lecturer Certification, March 2012
  • Business English Class B Certification, March 2014

 

Publications:

  1. Hao, M. (2017). “Great music will be easy from abundance back to limitation

The comparison of the theme motivation creative techniques in Ginastera’s two Orchestra

“Panamubi” (op.1a) and the “Iubilum “(op.51) ”, Contemporary Music, June.

  1. Hao, M. (2016). “Sfumato technique compared with Chinese ink and wash painting stroke and

Markov chain technique in Ginatera’s cello concertos. ”, Journal of Wuhan Conservatory of Music.

       3.Hao, M.(2015).”How the introduction controls the entire composition: An analysis of Guo

Zurong’s ‘Fourteeth Symphony’”, Journal of Minjiang University.

  1. Hao, M. (2015). “Markov chain behavior in Ginastera’s ‘Cello Concerto’”, Proceedings of the

      Third National Music Analysis Conference, Wuhan, China, December 2015 ,Contemporary Music.

  1.    Hao, M. (2013). “Ginastera’s technique of using a characteristic chord to create a theme: With

his ‘First  Piano Concerto’ as an example”, Journal of Minjiang University.

  1. Hao, M. (2013). “From cocoon to butterfly: The successful theme metamorphosis in Ginastera’s

     ‘Second Piano Concerto’”, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music.  

  1. Hao, M. (2011). “A musical overview of Ginastera’s ‘Twelve American Preludes’”, Journal of  

Minjiang University.

  1. Hao, M. (2011). “Discussion on reforming the teaching of the course ‘Integration’ in the college

music curriculum”, Northern Music.

  1. Hao, M. (2011). “The unique nationalistic musical techniques in Ginastera’s ‘Twelve American

Preludes’”, Northern Music.

  1. Hao, M. (2008). “The curved potential tonality structure of Ginastera’s ‘First Piano Concerto’”,

                 Arts Exploration Journal of Guangxi Arts College.

  1. Hao, M. (2008). “A musical analysis of the ‘Intermezzo’ music in Schoenberg’s ‘Piano Suite’

(Op. 25)”, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music.

 

Musical Compositions:  All pieces are for voice and piano.

  1. Hao, M. (2016). “Xin Jiang tune”, Contemporary Music, June.
  2. Hao, M. (2016).”Jazz Amazing Grace for Accordion”, Contemporary Music, July.
  3. Hao, M. (2013).  “Ah, Kwu Ling”, River Song, June.
  4. Hao, M. (2011).  “A wish”, River Song, July.
  5. Hao, M. (2011).  “I have a blackboard”, River Song, March.
  6. Hao, M. (2011).  “A parting February”, River Song, March.
  7. Hao, M. (2010).  “Haixi Dream”, Musical Works, May.

 

Music  Research (Grants Individual):

  1. 2009-2011 Minjiang University research YSYO9010:

   A Music Analysis of Ginastera’s <Twelve America preludes>

  1. 2010-2012 Fujian province humanities &social sciences  research JBS10146 :

   A Music Analysis of Ginastera’s <Twelve America preludes>

  1. 2011-2013 Fujian province humanities & social sciences research JB1115S:

Ginastera’s  “characteristic  chord” Theme composition technique with his two piano concertos as an     

example

  1. 2013-2015 Fujian province humanities & social sciences research JB13175S:

A comparison analysis on golden section and pith set composition technique in Ginastera’s orchestral  

music <Panambi> (op.1a) and <Ubinum>(op.51)

  1. 2013-2015 Minjiang University teaching reform research MJUB2013049:

   Teaching reform of “applied harmony” in undergraduate major of music

  1. 2014-2016 Fujian province humanities & social sciences JBS14123:

Sfumato technique compared with Chinese ink and wash painting stroke and Markov chain technique

in Ginastera’s cello concertos.

  1. 2014-2016 Minjiang University research MYZ14026:

Borrow the music composition technique from Latin America to discuss about China Xinjiang piano

composition

 

Languages:

Mandarin Chinese and English

 

Professional Memberships:

  • Chinese Accordion Association, 2004 to Present
  • Chinese Digital Music Association, 2010 to Present
  • Fuzhou Music Association, 2011 to Present