Education Program
at Pasadena City College
Professor Cynthia Hsiang founded the Chinese Music Ensemble at
Pasadena City College was in 1997. As a regular credited ensemble
class offered by the Music Department, the ensemble provides
students an opportunity to learn, practice and perform Chinese music.
Besides concert performances every semester, the group also
participates in many community events. In 2008, the group was
featured in Monterey Park Chinese New Year Festival. This course
offered in Spring and Fall semesters meets every Thursday
6:15-9:25pm at CENTER FOR THE ARTS Room 117, and teaches
students performance techniques and cultural context of Chinese
music. Students learn zheng (long zither), erhu (fiddle), dizi (bamboo
flute), pipa (lute), yangqin (butterfly harp) and other Chinese musical
instruments in an ensemble class setting.
Eastwest Entertainment
PCC Chinese Music Ensemble 2014 Spring Concert at PCC Center for the Art Recital Hall