Applied Music Associate, piano
B.M., Peabody Conservatory
M.M., Yale University
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Rhoda Wang Jeng has received critical acclaim for her concerts and has been painted as a "pianist of considerable grace and poetic insight". A New York newspaper critic once described her performance as having a "lush romantic sense and uncommon sensitivity."
Dr. Jeng has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States and in Europe, including appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Florida, and at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. She has appeared on television and live radio broadcasts in New York and Pennsylvania. Dr. Jeng has also been showcased as a piano soloist with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Frederick Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Orchestra, Yale Philharmonic and the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.
A winner of numerous competitions, Dr. Jeng has been invited to adjudicate and chair piano competitions across the country including the National Society of Arts and Letters. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, Master of Music degree from Yale University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory. Her teachers include Jeffrey Kahane, Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, and Julian Martin.
Dr. Jeng has served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University, and Grove City College.