Guest Scholar to Speak on Music and Culture in Contemporary Taiwan

Sept. 1, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Wesleyan University will welcome Department of Education (DoE) Guest Scholar and Professor Tracy Kwei-Liang Ho to campus for a 10-day program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6 and ending Friday, Sept. 16.

During the event, Ho, from the Department of Music at Taipei Municipal University of Education in Taiwan, Republic of China (R.O.C.), is scheduled to speak at a School of Music convocation on Sept. 8 from 4-5 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).  Ho will also deliver a public presentation on Sept. 13 from 7-8 p.m. in Stevenson Hall (203 Beecher St., Bloomington), room 103 with adjunct professor Kelly Huo’s class.  Ho will speak on Music and Culture in Contemporary Taiwan.

The event is supported by a Title V DoE grant, which was awarded to IWU as a result of the concerted efforts of Teodora Amoloza, professor of sociology, Thomas Lutze, professor of history and Sonja Fritzsche, associate professor of German and Eastern European Studies.

A United States citizen since 2002, Ho received a doctor of music education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, a master of music from Brooklyn College, The City University of New York and a bachelor of music degree from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Ho, who has received many honors and awards, began her career as an internationally celebrated violinist.  She has studied with Dorothy DeLay and received a President’s Award to study with Itzhak Perlman and Masao Kawasaki.

She has been a visiting scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a visiting associate professor, School of Music at Indiana University at IUPUI, associate professor at Taipei Municipal Teachers College and a first violinist with the National Orchestra of New York.

For additional information, contact Sherry Wallace, director for news and media relations, Office of Communications at (309) 556-3181.

Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181,