Concordia is currently home to a world-class Yamaha concert grand piano and a faculty member who is a two-time Juilliard graduate, concert pianist, and highly respected Yamaha Artist.
Concordia University Ann Arbor’s newest music faculty member, Angie Zhang, is a Juilliard-trained concert pianist and a member of the prestigious Yamaha Artist roster, and thanks to her status CUAA now has rights to a world-class piano for students’ benefit.
MLive reporter Samuel Dodge visited campus to capture Zhang and the piano, a Yamaha CFX 9-foot concert grand, in action. On Monday, March 6, Zhang taught a music theory class on CUAA’s campus as Dodge and a photographer looked on.
Zhang and the CFX are just the latest assets Concordia added to its Music Department. Last year, CUAA received a generous donation from Karl and Shirley Kreft to form the university’s first-ever endowed chair. CUAA filled the position with John Boonenberg, DMA, a lifelong Lutheran and Juilliard graduate himself.
“Professor Zhang combines her rare God-given gifts with a passion for teaching and mentorship,” Boonenberg said. “Her inspiring way of enriching students in mind, body, and spirit puts her firmly within the mission of our department and university, and we are thrilled to have her on faculty as part of the whirlwind of growth and excellence that we have been blessed to experience in the past year.”
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