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
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,