Curriculum Vitae




Educational   Background

2016-Present   Doctor of Philosophy                                        

Worship and Aesthetics, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

                           Major Study:        Aesthetics and Philosophy of Music and Christian Worship


2002-2006        Doctor of Musical Arts                            

Choral Conducting, University of North Texas

Dissertation:        Chen Yi and Her Choral Music: A Study of the Composer’s Ideal of Fusing
              Chinese Music and Modern Western Choral Traditions

Major Study:        Choral Conducting with Dr. Jerry McCoy

Minor:                 Early Music (Performance Practice) with Dr. Lyle Nordstrom

Harpsichord and basso continuo organ studies with Dr. Lenora McCroskey


1999-2002        Master of Music                                                

Choral Conducting, University of North Texas

                           Major Study:        Choral Conducting with Dr. Jerry McCoy and Mr. Henry Gibbons

Orchestral Conducting with Mr. Anshel Brusilow and Dr. Ronn Cummings

Related Field:      Musicology


1998-2003        [Concurrent Studies] Master of Music     

Church Music (Music Ministry), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Completion:        54 credit hours of Music Ministry, Worship, Hymnology,

Choral Conducting, and Theology classes


1993-1997        Bachelor of Arts (Honors)                                 

Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Major instrument: Piano with Dr. Mary Mei -Loc Woo

Minor instrument: Voice - Tenor with Ms. Francesca Chan)


1996-1997        Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (London)

Advanced Certificate (Ad. Cert.) – Piano performance (1997)

Advanced Certificate (Ad. Cert.) – Voice performance (1996)


Teaching Experience

2016-Present   Adjunct Faculty                                               

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Teach graduate level conducting class and direct International Children’s Choir

2011-2016        Choir Director (Music EC-12 Certified)                      

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (HS / MS)

Directed Singing Girls of Texas Tour Choir (9th-12th grades) and Training Choir

(7th-8th grades) in preparation of annual concerts, tours, and State of Texas contests, and competitions. The choir performed vetted concerts for the National Conference of the ACDA, February, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2007-Present  Instructor                                                      

Vernon College, Texas (Full-time 2007-2010 / Adjunct 2010-present)

Supervised, administrated, and recruited for the music program, and built and maintained department budgets. Taught music classes, private studios, and directed the college choral ensemble.

2003-2004        Professor (Visiting Scholar)                                 

North Lake College

Developed, administrated and recruited for the choral program. Taught music classes, private

studios, and directed the college choral ensemble.

2001-2003       Lecturer (Part-time)                                               

University of Texas at Dallas

Directed the 80-100-voice UTD Chorale.

2001-2006        Teaching Fellowship     / Assistantships                               

University of North Texas

Taught undergraduate conducting class which covered philosophy of conducting, choral and orchestral conducting techniques, score study and preparation, and other practical issues.

Directed and taught the 80-voice UNT Men’s Chorus. Accompanist for UNT choirs and the Denton Bach Society (2001-2002).



Conducting Experience

2016-Present   Artistic Director                                                            

Vox Decorus Coppell Children’s Choir

Direct young singers from 1st grade through 5th grade and provide general music education.

2011-2016        Artistic Director                                                

            Singing Girls of Texas, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Directed the 28-32 singers high school choir in numerous public performances for schools, churches, colleges, and radio (WRR). Achieved Superior ratings at UIL competitions.  Recorded two compact discs, Ama Musicam and Joy of Christmas in 2012.

2010-Present   Artistic Director                                                

Dallas Chinese Choral Society

Direct and conduct the 40-50 singers of this renowned 30 year-old choir in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Perform annually standard Chinese and Western repertoire, including orchestral-choral works.

2006-2012        Conductor  / Artistic Director                    

Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestra

Supervised, developed and programmed 3 youth orchestras. Directed the highest level Symphony Orchestra, which primarily consists of high school musicians, which gave 4-5 performances each season.

2008-2011        Founder and Director                                 

Vernon Choral Society

Founded and directed the chamber choir, comprised of college students and local music professionals, which regularly performs early music and modern repertoires.

2003-2004        Director                                                         

North Lake Chamber Choir

2001-2003        Director                                                   

UT Dallas Community Chorale

Directed and taught the 80-100-voice chorale with vocal technique, score-reading skills and rudiments.




Current Professional Affiliations

The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)

The College Music Society (CMS)

Carrollton Music Teacher Association (CMTA)

British Society of Aesthetics (BSA)

Advisory Board Member

            The Center of Christian Music Studies of Baylor University

Church Memberships          

Denton Chinese Church, Denton, Texas                        

Kowloon Pentecostal Church, Hong Kong               


                                              Texas Music EC-12 (January 2015)

Contact Information


Phone:  940.594.5494



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