Mona Wu DeCesare is a graduate of UCLA and the Aspen Music School, studied under Aube Tzerko and earning multiple degrees in piano performance (BA & MFA). She is currently a music professor at Moorpark College. Previously, she taught at Pepperdine University, Pasadena City College, and Oxnard College. She is a member of the DeCesare-Francis Piano Duo and the Nuance Ensemble; both designated as "Artists-in-Residence" at Moorpark College. The piano duo has released a CD from one of their live performances. She has given recitals at UCLA, CSUN, TOCAP, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Pasadena City College, Pepperdine University, as well as a series of recitals on an international tour of Thailand. She maintains a private studio of award winning students in Moorpark. She is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California and California Association of Professional Music Teachers. She was honored as "Artist/Educator of the Month" on the Piano Education Page of the World Wide Web, and her interview can be accessed on the Internet. http://pianoeducation.org/pnodeces.html Mona has also received honors from the Arts' Commission of the City of Thousand Oaks. In the summers of 2008 & 2009, Mona was the Chamber Ensemble Director at the Heidelberg Music Festival in Germany.