The Georgia State University School of Music welcomes Dr. Miaomiao Wang to the faculty as the Academic Professional in Collaborative Piano. Dr. Wang has performed as a soloist and collaborative artist throughout the U.S. and China. Praised as a child prodigy when she was three years old, she displayed unusual talents in language, poetry, and music. Her first CD as a collaborative pianist, Lotus Out of Water was recorded and released by China Record Corporation in 2004. Dr. Wang is the recipient of the Charlotte Cohen Milman Endowed Scholarship. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Wang to the School of Music this fall. She brings a wealth of experience and artist-level musicianship to complement our outstanding students and faculty,“ said Dr. Chester Phillips, Director of the School of Music.
“I feel honored to be a part of the Georgia State University School of Music! It is truly a privilege to contribute my knowledge to the growth of the collaborative piano area in such an esteemed and diverse community,” said Dr. Wang.
Dr. Wang launched her career in opera as the Beijing Opera Culture and Art Center coach. Since then, she has served as staff pianist and assistant coach at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, New England Conservatory, and Boston University Opera Institute. Dr. Wang also served as assistant music director at the University of North Texas opera department. In 2019 and 2020, she worked with the Dallas Opera.
As a chamber musician and collaborative instrumental pianist, Dr. Wang has performed in Carnegie Hall, Bates Recital Hall, Madsen Recital Hall and Hemmle Recital Hall. Dr. Wang taught collaborative piano masterclasses at Utah Valley University and Northwest Minzu University in China. Dr. Wang is passionate about promoting new music; she performed the world premiere of the opera Yellow Wallpaper in 2008 with the Peabody Chamber Opera, and she has collaborated with American composers such as Jake Heggie, Samuel Adler and Tom Cipullo.
Dr. Wang received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University, a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory, and Master of Music from Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wang is also an alumna of San Francisco opera’s Merola Artist Program. Among the teachers she studied with are Eileen Cornett, John Moriarty, Warren Jones, and legendary Chinese pianist and educator GuangRen Zhou.