Chinese Instrument Teachers
Cheun Qum (banjo)
Huluxi (reed instrument)
Yang Qin (hammered dulcimer)
BETTY WONG (1972), Chinese instruments, piano, Chamber Music Ensembles. BA, Mills College; MA, UCSD. Faculty: Mills College and SFSU, 1980. CDs: In Xinjiang Time (nominated for album of the year), Desert Dreams of Light. DVD: Silk Road Experience. Artistic Director: Flowing Stream Ensemble, Phoenix Spring Ensemble. Director, Pursuit of Excellence concert series, since 1990. Commissions: ACT, Oscar-winning filmmakers Light/Saraf, more. Winner, Hollywood Dramalogue award. Board member of the Junior Bach Society. Also speaks Cantonese.
Mission and Richmond District Branches
SHIRLEY WONG-FRENTZEL (1972), Chinese instruments (Cheun Qum and Yang Qin), harpsichord, recorder, Collegium Musicum, Turkish Music. BA with honors, Composition, Mills College, studied with Darius Milhaud, Leon Kirchner and Morton Subotnick; MM with highest honors, Harpsichord, New England Conservatory. Member, Pi Kappa Lambda honor society. Formed Darius Milhaud Ensemble locally with Philharmonia Baroque soloists. Former faculty, Mills College, UCSD, and SFSU. Co-manager of Flowing Stream Ensemble and member of Phoenix Spring Ensemble. Also speaks Cantonese.
Mission District Branch