Tina Wang

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Region: British Columbia
Tina Wang

Profile Type: Educator
I Play: Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano

Biography:

Tina Wang is a multi-instrumentalist and an in-demand music instructor based in Vancouver, BC. Her studies have taken her from her home province British Columbia, Canada to China and the United States. Equally passionate and dedicated to music teaching, performing, accompaniment and the art of chamber music, Tina has a wide-ranging experience on the saxophone, piano, and other instruments. For over 10 years she has taught saxophone, piano and clarinet privately, ranging from beginner to college level as well as collaborating as a pianist with other instrumentalists.
As a very proficient pianist before turning to the saxophone, she has had 25 years of piano studies with various instructors, and received several awards in the regional music festivals and competitions. Tina has performed with the UBC Concert Winds, UBC Wind Ensemble, UBC Jazz ensemble, New Westminster District Concert Band and Delta Concert Band, playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone. She is currently the alto saxophonist for Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, saxophone coach for Douglas College Wind Band and a guest performer in the BC Chinese Orchestra. Tina believes strongly in the importance of diversity of music and can be found performing with a wide variety of ensembles, in styles ranging from classical to contemporary, jazz and symphonic metal on a variety of instruments.
Tina holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia, where she completed her saxophone studies with Julia Nolan. Over the years, Tina has had the opportunity to study with some of the finest international saxophonists: Eugene Rousseau, Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphy, Kenneth Tse, Chien-Kwan Lin and Carrie Koffman. Tina is a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, Saxophone World Congress and BCRMTA Richmond Branch.
A devoted instructor, she founded her own music school, Phoenix Music Academy. Her students hail from all over Greater Vancouver and are recognized with awards, successful auditions for the British Columbia Honor Band, National Youth Band of Canada, Tanglewood Music Institute, and Interlochen World Youth Wind Ensemble as well as auditions into university music programs such as UBC, Berkeley University, New York University and others.

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