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Long Tao "Pierre" Tang

Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Instrumental Ensembles
Fine Arts, Seaver College
MB 303

Biography

Long-Tao "Pierre" Tang is a conductor-pianist born and raised in Hong Kong. He was recently invited to present his research on the curriculum of undergraduate conducting studies in the annual conference organized by the Oxford Conducting Institute and hosted by the Sydney Conservatorium. As a sought after guest conductor and clinician for instrumental and vocal ensembles internationally, Pierre also teaches annual conducting workshops and directorship seminars for public school conductors in Hong Kong, including the most recent one on Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, focusing on orchestra as an operatic accompaniment. Pierre's principal teachers include Donald Schleicher, Andrew Megill, Chester Alwes, Linda Moorhouse, Stephen Peterson, Dennis Helmrich and Julie Kuok. He has participated in masterclasses led by Joseph Flummerfelt, H. Robert Reynolds, Jerry Junkin, Larry Rachleff, Osmo Vänskä etc.

Before his orchestral pursuits, Pierre completed graduate degrees in both wind conducting and choral music, and frequently performed in major band conferences, such as the annual College Band Directors National Association conference. As a vocal coach, collaborative pianist and period keyboardist, he has worked with renowned musicians such as Joseph Flummerfelt, Roberto Abbondanza, Alois Glaßner, Jacques Mauger and Eric Aubier etc. Recent performances as keyboardist include St. Michael's Church in Vienna, Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center in New York, Chicago Symphony Center, and in a Bach Academy led by Andrew Megill, Nancy Wilson and Robin Leaver.

Education

  • DMA (Orchestral Conducting), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MM (Wind Ensemble Conducting), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MM (Choral Music), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BA (Music), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Licentiate (in Piano Performance) of the Royal Schools of Music (London, UK)

Courses

  • Pepperdine symphony Orchestra
  • Pepperdine Wind Ensemble
  • Woodwind and Brass Studio