Xinxin Zhang, a Chinese-born pianist, is a doctoral candidate in piano performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She was a teaching assistant at both Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati.

Vivid imagery in a piece from China

The Chinese composition "The Young Shepherd with his Little Flute" (in Chinese Folk Music for Children, Schott/Hal Leonard) is not only accessible for late-intermediate pianists, but has a colorful image that will motivate students. When I presented a poster session about the piece at the Ohio Music Teachers Association Southwest conference, many t...
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