Personal Data                                                       

Name: Xinzhu Xu

Gender: Female

Place of Birth: Anhui, China



Education Background                                               

08/2011——      Boyer College of Music and Dance in Temple University

PHD in Music Education


09/2008-07/2011            Shanghai Conservatory of Music                                      

MA in Music Education (music comprehensive pedagogy)


09/2004-06/2008            Shanghai Conservatory of Music                                 

BA in Music Education (piano)



-- Music Classes in Two Middle Schools in Jiangxi and Hunan Province”, research paper accepted by the International Society of Music Education (ISME), 29th World Conference, 08/2010

-- The Use of Eurhythmics in Piano Learning, workshop at the International Society of Music Education (ISME), 29th World Conference, 08/2010

-- “Ke Zhenghe and Music Education in 1920s and 30s in China”, graduation thesis

-- “Impact of Industrialization on the Music Market in China12/2009

-- “Rococo and Simplicity: a review of the aesthetics of Baihua Zong10/2009

-- Appropriate Application of Orff’s Music Perspectives01/2009

-- “The Concept and Pattern of Chamber Music12/2008


Working Experience                                          

Ø        Music Education Department, Shanghai Conservatory of Music (04/2009)

Instructor, “ Solo Concerto”, a freshmen demonstration course               


Ø        Shanghai University (04/2009)

Coached chorus teams of the Schools of Materials and School of Computer in the Graduate Student Arts Festival, who won the 4th Place and 3rd Place respectively

Ø        Bu Ye Cheng Piano School, Education Board of Zhabei District, Shanghai (07/2008 – 05/2011)

Piano Instructor                                         Shanghai, China  


Ø        Shanghai Chuneng Middle School (10 – 11/2007)       

Intern Music Instructor                                   Shanghai, China


Social & Extracurricular Experience                                

Ø        2009: Participant, 7th APSMER/ISME Regional Conference on Music Research

     in Asia-Pacific Region, Shanghai, China

Ø        06/2006: Impromptu concert of the Music Education Department                        

Ø        10/2005: Co-sponsor, campus concert, Shanghai Conservatory of Music      

Ø        05/2005: Piano Accompaniment, chorus of a local community in Xuhui District      

           in Shanghai, China

Ø        2004-ongoingMember, the Book Association, the Anime Club, the Film Society,

  the Dubbing Club, the Photography Club, the Opera Club, and the Reading Club in Shanghai Conservatory of Music 



Ø        Fu Chengxian Scholarship 2005-2006

Ø        People’s Scholarship 2007-2008

Ø        Graduate Scholarship 2008-2011

Ø        Certificate for Secondary Teachers (music), 6/20/2008



Ø        Singing, dancing, playing piano, seeing films, reading, traveling