AKS 2016 Featured Clinician: Professor Cheng Fung-Ching 鄭方靖教授 (Taiwan)

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Professor Cheng-Fung Ching @ AKS 2016

Workshop Abstract

Taiwanese children singing games and songs

Taiwan is a multicultural territory, including 16 aboriginal tribes as well as the Han people who emigrated from China 400 hundreds years ago from Fulao, Hakka and other provinces. In modern history of Taiwan, different rulers, such as Netherlands, Japanese, and Chinese, brought in various cultures and built up a unique multicultural society. The clinician hopes to share the abundant musical cultures of Taiwan with all the citizens in the global village. The purpose of the workshop aims to introduce dances, folk songs (some solo melodies and some in chorus), and singing games of different ethnics from Taiwan.

Clinician will share dances, songs, and singing games in following sequence.

  1. Demonstrates the dances, songs, or singing games.
  2. Participants learn to dance, sing a song, or play a game.
  3. A clinician gives a brief lecture regarding the activities, including i) functions of music in Taiwanese culture with video-audio presentation, ii) explanation and teaching of Chinese lyrics with alphabetic Romanization, iii) music score presentation with staff, stick notations and numeral notation, and iv) content analysis of music, such as tone-set, tonality, range, csp (or suggestion key), and finally suggestions for teaching usage and suitable ages.


Tainan in Taiwan and is also one of the executive editors of the JOURNAL OF PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS STUDIES for NUTN. She gained her masters degree with Kodaly emphasis at Holy Names University in U.S.A. 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 is also one of the founders and first chief of the Taiwan Kodaly Society. Since 1994 she has been granted the Research Award of the National Science Council 4 times, and in 2007 won a prize of Teacher Training Paragon Award of Ministry Department of Taiwan government. Cheng is still actively contributing to Taiwanese music education.

鄭方靖教授現為國立台南大學藝術學院音樂系之專任教授,也是該學院《藝術研究學報》的編輯委員之一。鄭教授畢業於美國 Holy Names 大學,專攻柯大宜音樂教學法,返台後創立台灣柯大宜音樂教育學會並任第一屆理事長,在柯大宜音樂教育領域廣受肯定。1990至今共累積的研究結果有超過25冊專書與教材,發表過近50篇論文;曾4度得國科會獎助,亦在2007年榮獲教育部師培典範獎。目前鄭教授依然一本初衷活躍並致力於音樂教育。

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