AKS 2018 Featured Speaker: Professor Rita Cheng (Taiwan)
15-18 August 2018
Kaohsiung, Taiwan | 高雄，台灣
Topics by Professor Rita Cheng @ AKS 2018
- When Suzuki Met Kodaly: Hearing-Oriented Strategy for Teaching Young Piano Beginners
Rita Fung-Ching Cheng is a professor of Music in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts School of National University of Tainan (NUTN) in Taiwan, and also one of the Executive Editors of the Journal of Performing and Visual Arts Studies for NUTN. She is also one of the supervisors for the national advisory group of Art and Humanities, and is currently participating in the Ministry Department experiment curriculum project of 12-year cross-disciplinary aesthetic education. She gained her master degree with Kodaly emphasis at Holy Names University in the USA.
Professor Cheng is widely known as a Kodaly Method specialist and author throughout Taiwan. She has published more than 25 books and textbooks, and presented almost 50 articles and theses since 1990. Prof. Cheng was also one of the founders and first chief of the Taiwan Kodaly Society, andcurrently remains one of the board members. Since 1994, she has been granted the Research Award of National Science Council 4 times, and in 2007 won a prize of Teacher Training Paragon Award from the Ministry Department of Taiwan government. She continues to devote herself to benefiting Taiwanese native music education.