Past Events

Exhibition Opening: Peace of Mind Exhibit feat. Haiqiong Deng

March 5th 2019 5pm - 6 pm

Location: Center for Chinese Music and Culture

(Exhibit continues through April 12th 2019)

Haiqiong Deng

 Butterfly Lover's Concerto feat. Wei Xiaodong with the MTSU Symphony Orchestra

 February 23rd 2019

Location: Hinton Hall, Wright Music Building, MTSU

Xiaodong Wei

The Art of Harmony: Exhibit of Classical Chinese Paintings of Xie Weiqiang

February 7th- Feb 28th 2019

Location: Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro TN

 art exhibition 1chicken


The Art of Harmony: Workshop with Dr. Guanping Zheng

February 23rd 2019

Location: Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro TN

Dr. Ping


Chinese New Year Celebration at the Art Crawl

February 8th 2019

Location: Downtown Square, Murfreesboro

dragon dance


Symposium and Film Screening:  

Homecoming--Sights and Sounds of the Dong People's New Year

February 2nd, 2019 


 This film screening includes a pre-screening discussion with Cheng Quaoqiao, the filmmaker. Homecoming follows Fengyun, a young Dong woman, as she finishes work in a city factory to go back to her village for the New Year's family gathering. Her village is famous for the "Grand Song," but the ethnic group's traditions and customs have been challenged and transformed by China's economic development.

Dong Women's Choir from Southern China with MTSU Women's Chorale

7:30 pm, February 2nd, 2019



Free The Reed:

Howard Levy and Hu Jianbing

 Oct. 26th, 2018

Free The Reed



China Impressions: 

Johnannes Möller

Guest performer Mei Han

October 1st 2018 8:00 pm- 9:30 pm



Tharlo: Film Screening

Q/A with director Pema Tseden

September 26th 2018






CCMC Open House

Demonstration of Chinese musical instruments
August 18, 2018
open house



Ancient Art of the Chinese Han Dynasty: 

Exhibition of Bu Youchang's collection of Stone Rubbings: Annotated by Xia Yipeng 
Gallery opening June 16th 2018-August 19th 2018
Nashville Public Library: Main Branch


Group photo public library





Accepting gift


Kunqu Lecture and Performance

March 25th, 2018

State Farm Room 

Kunqu Performer


Murfreesboro Festival of Chinese Arts

Jan 30th-March 26th 2018


Arts brochure

Arts brochure 2




Mei Han and Zhusong Du perform with the MTSU Symphony Orchestra




Celebration of Chinese New Year Concert

Hinton Hall

February 16th, 2018




Dragon Dance 

February 9th, 2018

Click here for Dragon Dance Video by Black and Tan Entertaiment



Jianhua Yang: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting-Workshop

The Center for the Arts

February 9th, 2018


Penguin Art

Chinese Art Exhibition: Opening Reception

Works by: Dr Nan Liu and Dr. Jianhua Yang

Jan 30th, 2018








 Murfreesboro 2nd Annual 'Boro International Festival

November 9th, 2017

Mei han boro festival



Discovery in a Single Tone

October 21st, 2017 

single tone



PANGEA-- World Music concert 

Sept. 22nd 2017 

PANGEA poster 


MTSU All Star Chinese Music ensemble perfomres at KnoxAsian festival

Aug 27th 2017
Knoxville, Tn. 



Teaching Chinese Music in American Higher Education Institutions

Panel Discussion

May 26th, 2017

Panel discussion


Dragon Harmony

concert with Intersection Music featuring Zhou Long and Chen Yi's compositions for Western and Chinese instruments.

Feb. 11th and 12th. Nashville and Murfreesboro.

Dueling Dulcimers from China and Appalachians

Jan. 27th, 7:30 p.m., Hinton Hall, MTSU.

January 27th, 2017

MTSU Chinese Ensemble Inaugural Concert

December 2nd, 2:00PM at the CCMC Instrument Gallery

ensemble concert

Joys of the Season Concert at Tucker Theater 

December 1st, 8:00PM

zheng performers

Concert of Chinese music at Free Day of Music by the Nashville Symphony 

October 22nd, 2016

The CCMC performed to a packed concert hall at the Schermerhorn's Curb Education Hall. Like many events, it was free and open to the public. Make sure to join us at an event soon. Check our 'events' page for future dates!



(Full Ensemble, Left to Right: Ji Jie, Xuanye Mi, Mei Han, and Li Zengguang)


(The Curb Education Hall was packed to capacity with receptive viewers.)


(Li Zengguang on dizi)


(Ji Jie on erhu)


(Mei Han on zheng)


(Mi Xuanye on yangqin) 

Beijing Opera Workshop and Performances

October 14-15, 2016

Renowned musicians and actors from two of China’s top music schools appeared at Wright Music Hall in October, performing excerpts from several well-known works of Beijing opera and Chinese traditional music. On the 14th they hosted an interactive workshop featuring performance, costumes, face painting and lectures on Beijing Opera by Zhang Yao, performance director of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA). Song Fei, a lecturer and noted performer from Beijing’s Central Orchestra directed both performances. We’d like to extend our gratitude to the troupe as well as everyone who joined us. Whether you missed this event or not, make sure to check our 'Events' page and join us next time!


(Wang Xiaoyan as Duli Niang From Qun Qu Opera "In the Garden")

Ge Yong

(Ge Yong Performs "Dance of the Yi People" on pipa--pear shaped lute)      

Jia Jiansong

(Jia Jinsong as Li Keyong from the Beijing Opera, "Bead Curtain Village")    


(Wu Huanghuang on Yangqin performing "Summer Lotus")


(Wang Caiyun performing "Resonance Between Two Lovers")


(Song Fei performing "A Flower")


(Chen Yue performing "A Joyful Encounter")


 (Jia Jiansong as Qin Qiong performing an excerpt from the opera Three Taverns)

Confucius Day Concert

September 21st, 2016

The CCMC ensemble performed a carefuly selected set of Chinese traditional and contemporary compositions at Wright Music Building's Hinton Hall on September 21st. Guest performers included Jen-Jen Lin, director of the Nashville Chinese Arts Alliance, dancer Roxanne Crew, and a choir of students from Central Magnet School's Chinese Language program. MTSU Alumni Taffy Xu co-hoted the performance, reciting excerpts from Confucian texts and speaking on Confucian philosophy. Thank you to everyone who joined us. Whether you missed it or not, make sure to check our 'Events' page and join us at our next event. 

Li Zengguang

  (Dr. Mei Han and Taffy Xu)  


  (Jie Ji on Erhu)    


  (Dr. Mei Han on zheng)


               (Xuanye Mi on yangqin)                



      (Shan Zheng on qin)

Dr. Han on WGNS

September 20, 2016

Mei Han, our director here at the CCMC, appeared on WGNS to promote the Confucius Day Celebration and discuss Chinese Music. You can listen to the interview here


(Dr. Mei Han in the WGNS control room.)

Boro International Fest at Cannonsburgh

September 10, 2016


(The CCMC crew with Boro International Fest volunteers post-performance)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our performance at the Boro International Fest. People representing a wide array of world musical styles gathered and performed at the pavilion at Historic Cannonsburgh here in Murfreesboro. Our group included three of our Chinese Music Ensemble instructors Zengguang Li, Jie Ji, and Xuanye Mi as well as our director Dr. Mei Han. If you missed it, make sure you check out our events page so you can join us next time.

  BIF1 (Performers from left to right: Zengguang Li,  Xuanye Mi, Dr. Mei Han, and Jie Ji)

Introduction to Chinese Music

by Dr. Mei Han

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The Second Annual TN History for Kids Tent, Hamilton County Dept. Education. Chattanooga, TN.

Chinese Music and Dance Performance

Mei Han (Chinese zheng), Randy Raine-Reusch (Thai khaen), and Qiwen Han (violin) at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art,June 30th, 2016, Nashivlle, TN.

Randy Raine-Reusch, Mei Han, and Qiwen Han on stagebluedance

Visiting of the Western Kentucky University Chinese Music Club

      April 10, 2016

The WKU Chinese Music Club is a student organization that promotes Chinese music and culture at WKU and in surrounding communities. Founded by Dr. Ting-Hui Lee, who serves as the club’s faculty advisor., the current instruments include dizi, erhu, guzheng, pipa, yangqin, zhongruan, and various percussion instruments.

students playing dizi (flute) and erhu (fiddle) 

Grand Opening of the MTSU Center for Chinese Music and Culture 

March 17, 2016 at MTSU Tucker Theater.


Visitng Artist from the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing visit White House High School in Tennessee. 

Photos from the March 18, 2016 visit. Photos by Li Junjie

Dr. Han at White House High School, TN


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