Master of Music, Violin Performance
Ming-Yuan (Michael) Song has been playing the violin since the age of 5, his teaching philosophy is based on the Suzuki Violin Method and traditional teaching methods.
He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Tianjin Conservatory of Music in Tianjin, China, a Certificate Program from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Music degree from Kent State University, and he also studied at Southern Methodist University in Dallas under the Performer’s Diploma program. Mr. Song was an out-performing student and awarded with full scholarships from all the universities he attended. He was also awarded with the concertmaster scholarship and the string quartet assistantship. Additionally, he was appointed as a concertmaster while he was in school.
His primary teachers have included:
● Yong-Sheng Wang, head of the string department at Tianjin Conservatory of Music
● Penny Thompson Kruse, former associate concertmaster of Kansas City Symphony
● Cathy Meng Robinson, second violin of the Miami String Quartet
● Jung-Min Amy Lee, associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra
● Emanuel Borok, former concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Throughout his career, Mr. Song has had great opportunities working with the following international well-known artists and orchestras: Xue Wei, James Ehnes, Brett Mitchell, Miami String Quartet, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and The Cleveland Orchestra.
In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, biking, watching and playing basketball games.