Amanda Lee Hing
Associate Professor; Piano
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- D.M.A., West Virginia University
- M.M., West Virginia University
- B.M., West Virginia University
- Dip. Music, UCSI University, Malaysia
- Licentiate & Associate of Trinity College of Music, London
Amanda is an active solo and collaborative pianist, as well as adjudicator for numerous festivals and competitions. She is currently serving as Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Piano Studies at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). She is the faculty adviser of SAGU Collegiate Chapter of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), which was the recipient of 2013 MTNA Benjamin Whitten Collegiate Chapter of the Year. She is also an Executive Board member of Arlington Music Teachers Association, as well as the Chair of Texas Music Teachers Association Collegiate Chapters of MTNA.
She received her Doctoral of Music Arts degree in Piano Performance from West Virginia University (WVU). She graduated with a Diploma of Music from UCSI University in Malaysia. She also earned her Licentiate and Associate diplomas from Trinity College of Music, London, as well as Diploma of The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, London.
Among some of her awards include the 1998 WVU Performance Grant Award, 2000 WVU Outstanding Senior, 2001 WVU Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner and alternate winner in 2000 West Virginia Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance Competition. During her graduate studies, she was granted the Music Teachers National Association Student Achievement Recognition Award and International Peace Scholarship by the Philanthropical Educational Organization Foundation (Des Moines, Iowa). In 2003, she was named West Virginia University's Chancellor's Scholar and Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar (a fellowship program supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation). In addition, she was selected as winner of 2007 Piano Texas International Academy and Festival Teachers Concerto Competition (in collaboration with Van Cliburn Foundation and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra).
Her teachers include Dr. James Miltenberger, Dr. Connie Arrau-Sturm, Dr. David Taddie, Loo Bang Hean, Veronica Leong, and Josephine Lim. She has played in masterclasses of renowned pedagogues and artists such as Nelita True, Jose Feghali, Jerome Lowenthal, Andrea Bonatta, John Owings, Vladimir Shakin, Enrico Elisi, Martin Berkofsky, Tristan Lauber, etc. She has also performed in numerous public events and venues including the West Virginia State Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood 42nd Annual Convention, West Virginia Public Theatre musical performances, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern West Virginia fundraising event, Young Artists Recital of the 2004 Las Vegas Summer Music Festival, Teacher Recitals of the 2006 & 2007 Piano Texas International Academy and Festival, 2010 South-East Asia Tour (The Goethe-Institut of Thai-German Cultural Foundation in Thailand, University-College Sedaya International / Syuen Hotel Grand Ballroom in Malaysia), The Potter's House in Dallas as offertory pianist and choir accompanist, as well as soloist with WVU Symphony Orchestra, WVU Chamber Winds, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
She had been on the faculties of Washington and Jefferson College (Pennsylvania), Glenville State College (West Virginia), and WVU Community Music Program. In the past, Dr. Lee-Hing had served in various committees including being the President of the Malaysian Students Association at West Virginia University, Steering Committee of the 2010 Alliance for the Assemblies of God Higher Education Conference, and Executive Board member of Waxahachie Music Teachers Association. She is a member of The College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, Arlington Music Teachers Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, and American Association of University Professors.