Dr. Xiangtang Hong

Associate Professor of Music
At Berea College since 2019

Contact Information

Presser Hall, 203
CPO 2194
Email: hongx@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3460
Fax: 859-985-3994

Fall 2021

Office Hours

Mon: 9 – 9:20 a.m., 10:20 – 11 a.m., 3 – 4 p.m., 6:10 – 6:30 p.m.
Tue/Thur: 6:10 – 6:30 p.m.
Wed: 9 – 9:20 a.m., 10:20 – 11 a.m.

Class Schedule

  • MUS 118A A (Mon/Wed: 9:20 – 10:20 a.m.)
  • MUS 130A A (Tue/Thur: noon – 1 p.m.)
  • MUS 131 A (Mon/Tue/Thur: 5 – 6:10 p.m.)

Degrees

  • B. Mus in Performance, Sacred Music Summa Cum Laude, East Carolina University, 2001
  • M. Mus in Choral Conducting, Westminster Choir College, 2003
  • D.M.A Choral Conducting & Literature,  University of Illinois, 2009

Awards

  • Current Membership in ACDA & NCCO. Seasonal membership in IFCM
  • Recipient of MBI’s Patricia Finch Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, 2011
  • Recipient of MBI’s Faculty Endowment Travel Grant for a six-week summer ethnomusicology attachment in Bangladesh and India, 2010
  • Recipient of UIUC’s Warren H. Schuetz Memorial Award for choral excellence, awarded to the most outstanding graduate choral conductor, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Undergraduate Conducting, UIUC, 2004-2005
  • Recipient of UIUC Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • Finalist – ACDA National Convention Student Conducting Competition Graduate Division, 2003
  • Recipient of the Jane Miller Smith Award, Hillman Award, and Mary Lou Hendricks Hultberg Conducting Scholarship  at Westminster Choir College, 2001-2003
  • Finalist – ACDA National Convention Student Conducting Competition Undergraduate Division, 2001
  • President of ACDA Student Chapter, 2000-2001
  • Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society) & Phi Kappa Phi member, 2000-2001
  • All-American Scholar – Biography published in AAS Directory, 2000-2001

Courses

  • MUS 130A : Chamber Singers
  • MUS 131: Concert Choir
  • MUS 337: Conducting
  • MUA 105-400: Applied Lessons in Voice

Biography

Dr. Xiangtang Hong is an Associate Professor of Music at Berea College, where she conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and teaches vocal lessons and conducting. Dr. Hong came to Berea from Moody Bible Institute (MBI) in Chicago, where she directed the Moody Chorale and Repertory Singers, prepared the Oratorio Chorus and conducted sold-out performances of Handel’s Messiah at MBI.

Dr. Hong holds degrees from East Carolina University (B. Mus in Performance, Sacred Music Summa Cum Laude, 2001), Westminster Choir College of Rider University, NJ (M. Mus in Choral Conducting, 2003), and the University of Illinois (D.M.A., Choral conducting & Literature, 2009). She has directed and guest conducted for several choir ensembles around the world from the Fairfield Methodist Secondary School Choir in Singapore to a Conducting workshop in Brazil and others in the U.S. Dr. Hong was the Moody Bible Institute Chorale conductor from 2011 to 2019.

Dr. Hong is a current member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). She served as President of the ACDA Student Chapter for East Carolina University from 2000-2001 and has been a finalist in the ACDA National Convention Student Conducting Competition in 2001 and 2003.
Dr. Hong is a recipient of many rewards and honors. She was the recipient of the Jane Miller Smith Award, the Hillman Award, and the Mary Lou Hendricks Hultberg Conducting Scholarship at Westminster College in 2001. She received the UIUC’s Warren H. Schuetz Memorial Award for choral excellence, awarded to the most outstanding graduate choral conductor from 2005-2006. In 2011, she was the recipient of the MBI’s Patricia Finch Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching. Dr. Hong has lead Choir Tours from the years of 2007 to 2018 where they traveled to places such as the U.S., Canada, Hungary, Romania, Germany, and Poland.

Dr. Xiangtang Hong is described as a joyful and energetic person to be with as well as a tireless worker and well-respected colleague. Though Xiangtang delights in opportunities locally and abroad to share her love of music as a guest conductor, choral clinician, and adjudicator, her greatest joy is in mentoring her students.