Soli Deo Gloria

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Bio

Serenity Fung, pianist, is active as a teacher, collaborator, and performer. She debuted with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and was a finalist in the Semper Pro Musica competition at Baylor University in 2017. Recent performances included solo and collaborative recitals at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA; Simons Recital Hall, College of Charleston; Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University; and arts center Cultivate 7twelve in downtown Waco, TX.  


Her love for collaboration has led her to festivals and appearances around the world, including Orvieto Musica in Umbria, Italy, and Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York. She has a wide portfolio of collaborative repertoire, encompassing art song, opera, instrumental works, and chamber music. In addition, she has served as a choral accompanist for collegiate, community, and high school choirs.  


Since 2008, Serenity has taught privately, working with a wide range of ages and abilities. Past teaching positions include a graduate assistantship as a Teacher of Record at Baylor University and faculty positions at Bellas Artes School of Music in Glen Ellyn, IL and Charleston Academy of Music in Charleston, SC.  


Serenity has presented and performed at national and state conferences such as the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention, and CollabFest (University of North Texas.)  Her research focuses on the collaborative arts and its applications to pre-college piano students.


Serenity holds a Masters of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Baylor University, where she received the Roger L. Keyes Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Piano, and a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Wheaton College, where she was a recipient of the Ben Heppner Prize. She has completed additional graduate studies at the College of Charleston under Paul Sánchez. She has studied with Bradley Bolen, Daniel Paul Horn, and Chiu-Ling Lin, and participated in masterclasses with Jon Nakamatsu, Frederic Chiu, and Zsolt Bognár.

 

What do I do?

PERFORMER, COLLABORATOR, EDUCATOR

Performer

Recent performances:

Collaborative Recital | Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA | May 2019

Solo and Collaborative Recitals | Young Artist Series, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC | May 2019

Chamber Recital | Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco, TX | May 2018

Solo Recital | Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco, TX | April 2018

Solo Recital | Cultivate 7Twelve, Waco, TX | December 2017

Collaborator

I have extensive experience in the field of accompanying, with knowledge of the classical vocal, instrumental, and choral repertoire.

Educator

With experience in both one-on-one and group settings, I am well-versed in teaching piano to a wide range of students, from four year olds to much-more-than-four year olds.  I teach in the classical tradition and expect commitment and investment from my students.  

For more information about any of these areas, please contact me at serenityfungpiano@gmail.com

 

Repertoire

CURRENTLY WORKING ON:

[Beethoven] Sonata in E Major, Op. 109
[Brahms] Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Horn, Op. 40
[Chopin] Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
[Fauré] Nocturne in B-flat Major, Op. 37
[Lutoslawski] Variations on a Theme by Paganini
[Mozart] Sonata in C Major, K. 279
[Schubert] Sonata in A Major, D 664
[Strauss/Grainger] Ramble on the Last Love-Duet from "Der Rosenkavalier"