Jingyi Zhang


Jingyi is a Ph.D. student in historical musicology at Harvard University. Her research examines the music of Chinese-American composers, contemporary opera, and musical borrowing. Other interests include American musics, aesthetics and theatricality in Chinese plays, and sound/music in early Chinese cinema.

Jingyi is a pianist and a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory (B.M. in music history and piano performance, 2015) under a Dean’s Scholarship Award and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (M.A. in musicology, M.M. in piano performance, 2018) under a three-year Jacobs fellowship. She has presented her work at regional, national, and international conferences including AMS chapter meetings, AMS Boston 2019, SEM 2019 Annual Meeting, and the 22nd CHIME meeting at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Jingyi has held both solo and chamber piano performances in Singapore, China, and the US.