Dr. Bang Lang Do

Associate Professor 


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After touring across Canada as the winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatte national competition, with a program of contemporary Canadian music, Bang Lang Do discovered the joy of presenting new works in an engaging way to an audience. Since then, she and her ensemble Concordance have commissioned new works by Midwest composers such as Patricia Morehead, David Vayo, Amy Dunker, and have given demo-lectures, workshops and concerts on modern composers at new music festivals, Universities, concert series and private homes.
In 2014, while on sabbatical leave, her performances, master class, lectures and workshops were presented in Bangkok, Thailand, California, Northern Arizona University, Santa Fe concert series in New Mexico, University of Missouri in Kansas city, Illinois State University, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Waldorf college. The few years before, she performed at the IAMTA (Iowa State conference) "All-Star" concert, the Rural Musician's Forum series, The Arts Alive series in Epworth, the Galena Grace church concert series, and the Friday Series at St Luke's in Iowa. International performances include the International Trumpet Guild, the SAYOWE (South Asian Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble) and Goethe Institute concert in Thailand, the Ho Chi Minh conservatory guest recital, the Banff center in Canada, Debut series in Montreal, the Holland Music Session summer series in Bergen, and concerts in Faro, Portugal and Paris, France.
Bang Lang Do has received prizes from national and international competitions such as the Stepping Stone International, the CMC (national Canadian Music Competition), the Joanna Hodges International, The Missouri Southern International, the Baldwin, the "Prix d'Europe", and the “Journée de la Musique Française." Bang Lang has been recorded by the Radio-Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (C.B.C.) in her debuts at various venues in Montreal as part of radio programs such as "Les Jeunes Artistes," "La Voix du Maître," "Radio Concert," "Début Series," "Music from Montreal," and "Arts Tonight." As winner of competitions, she played concerti with the Quebec Conservatory orchestra , the University of Montreal orchestra, and the Houston Civic Orchestra.
She is recipient of many awards and grants from organizations such as the Canadian Arts Council, the ministry of cultural affairs of Canada and France, Faculté des étudesSupérieures, Fonds des Amis de l'Art and FCAR (Fonds pour la formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide à la Recherche.) 
Her Master and Doctoral degrees are from the University of Montreal. She is an Associate of the Royal College of Music in London, England, (ARCM) graduating with highest honours. She also obtained an unanimous “Premier Prix” in Concours, Piano performance, Solfege and Dictee, and a Diplome d’Etudes Superieurs (DESS) from the Conservatory of music of Quebec in Montreal. Bang Lang has been trained in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Suzuki, and believes in integration of the body and music through “Creative Motion”, “Body Mapping” and “Feldenkrais”  methods. More recently she is fascinated with research in cognitive science and neuroscience, and has written articles as well as given lectures on the topic of "Music and the Brain", relating research conclusions to applications in music practice and teaching.
D.M.A. Doctoral in Music at the University of Montreal, 1998
Masters in Music at the University of Montreal, 1992
Associate of the Royal College of Music, London, England, 1992
-Performance Diploma with honours
Diplome d''etudes Superieurs (equivalent to a Bachelor) at the Conservatory of music of Quebec in Montreal, 1989
Unanimous Premier Prix, Piano (the final level, a category at Conservatories in Paris and Quebec)
  Teaching Interests at Divine Word:
Music Performance, Music theory, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Music Education, Ear Training, Keyboard Proficiency, Music History, Music Appreciation, American Music
  Research Interests:
Creativity in Music, Cognitive Science and Music, Neuroscience and Music, Psychology and Music, Music Pedagogy, Motivation
IMTA Quarterly magazine, Fall 2012 "Thinking, Fast and Slow: Good Practice Habits Based on Cognititve Experiments"
Since I am in Music, this below counts as "publications" in my field: Workshops, demo lecture and Masterclasses (teaching in front of other students and teachers) Workshops/demo lecture/Masterclass are also on my website, but here's a summary of recent ones in 2014 University of Missouri Kansas city, Trinity Guildhall School in Bangkok, Illinois Wesleyan University, CMS national conference in St Louis, Illinois State University, Northern arizaon University. Previous masterclasses and concerts were at various musical institutions in Taragona Spain, Paris, France, Calgary Alberta, Vancouver B.C., Toronto Ontario etc.... in Canada, Faro in Portugal, Ho Chi Minh in Viet Nam, Chiang Mai in Thailand.
  Professional Affiliations:
Music Teacher National Association (MTNA), Iowa Music Teacher Association (IMTA), College Music Society (CMS), Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM), National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Fluent (speaking, writing, reading) in English, French, Vietnamese 
  Intercultural Experience:
Aside those above, studies in France for two periods of 3 months. Teaching in Nakhonpathom Mahidol University for two years. Married a caucasian male