Toronto Chinese Orchestra 多倫多中樂團

Honorary Advisor for Ethnomusicology 民族音樂學名譽顧問

Having studied Chinese traditional music since childhood, Dr. Carol Yaqin Pei is an accomplished pipa musician and an authority in Chinese music theory. She earned her undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, studying pipa with Professor Xuran Ye, and ethnomusicology with Professors Mingdun Jiang and Weiping Zhao. Dr. Pei’s strong practical and theoretical background in East Asian traditional music has led her to attain tenure at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) in 2009. She established and directed a Chinese orchestra at USST which won numerous honours and awards in competitions both locally and nationally. In 2011, Dr. Pei had a position at the University of California, Los Angeles, as a visiting scholar. She has published more than ten academic papers, and edited and published four books. Some of her major works include:

  • Discussing the Genre of Mongolian Han Tunes. Art of Music. 2005.4.
  • Analysis of the style of Mongolian Han Tunes. Journal of Wuhan Conservatory of Music. 2006.2.
  • Success Story of the 12 Girls Band from the Angle of Music Communication. Journal of Zhejiang Professional College of Arts. 2006.3.
  • Programmed Music and Construction Space: Voice from the American Shopping Mall. Symphony. 2006.
  • A Thought about the School Classification for Pipa. People’s Music. 2008.
  • The Development of Chinese Pipa Schools. The 39th international council for traditional Music. Vienna. Austria. July 4. 2007.
  • Comparison Study of the Development for Pipa in China and Japan. The 7 th International Council for Chinese and Japanese Music. Wuhan, China. September 9. 2007.
  • Editor for “The Sounds and Music in Animation”. Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishing House, 2010.3.
  • Associate Editor for “99 Classic Songs of Pipa”. Shanghai Music Publishing House. 2010.8.
  • Associate Editor for “99 Popular Songs of Pipa”. Shanghai Music Publishing House. 2010.8.
  • Associate Editor for “College Music Appreciation”. Shanghai Conservatory of Music Publishing House. 2011.6.

裴雅勤博士自幼学习中国传统音乐,擅长琵琶演奏以及中国音乐理论研究,是一位乐器演奏和理论研究兼备的音乐家。她师从于琵琶演奏家叶绪然教授,并获得上海音乐学院琵琶演奏本科学位;2001年,她师从中国音乐理论家江明惇教授学习中国传统音乐理论,并获得上海音乐学院音乐学硕士学位;而后,她师从音乐学家赵维平教授,并获得上海音乐学院音乐学博士学位。2009年起,裴雅勤博士于上海理工大学获得音乐学副教授职位,她组建了上海理工大学学生民乐团,并以指挥的身份带领学生乐团在全国以及上海市的比赛中屡获奖项。2011年,她以访问学者的身份前往加州大学洛杉矶分校工作和学习。裴雅勤博士先后发表和出版了十多篇学术论文和书籍。主要成果有:《蒙汉调体裁研究》,音乐艺术,2005;《蒙汉调风格研究》,黄钟,2006;《对我国琵琶流派划分的思考》,人民音乐,2008;编译了《聆听美国购物商城的声音:编程音乐和商业空间的建构》,交响,2006;主编并出版了《动画声音》,江苏科技出版社,2010;参编了《琵琶经典歌曲99首》《琵琶流行歌曲99首》,上海音乐出版社,2010;参编了《大学音乐欣赏》,上海音乐学院出版社,2011。主要国际学术会议论文有:《中国琵琶流派的发展》,第三十九届国际传统音乐研讨会,维也纳艺术与表演大学承办,2006;《中日琵琶发展对比研究》,第七届中日音乐国际会议,武汉音乐学院承办,2007。