Jou-Lu Hung (also known as Lulu Hung) is a Taiwanese-born classical singer, pianist, passionate musician, and dedicated music educator in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hung started to play piano at age of 4. At age of 9, recognized for her musical talent and potential, she was selected to the choir Shou-Lang school in Taipei, Taiwan, and was chosen as solo vocalist. Hung became choir conductor of the Chung Kuo Institute of Technology and Commerce in Taipei in 1993 at age 17. She led the choir to win second place at 1994, and first place at 1995 of Annual National College Choir Competition.
Jou-Lu Hung holds a Bachelor of Music (2001) in Voice and Piano Performance at National Taiwan Normal University, and a Master of Music (2005) in Voice Performance at San Francisco State University. She received a Doctor of Education (2012) at University of San Francisco with a dissertation topic focusing on sight-singing methods for music with various levels of diatonic and chromatic complexity.
Hung's doctoral dissertation from University of San Francisco is currently among the
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Lulu Hung has performed the opera roles: 'Euridice' in Ofero ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck, 'Eurydice' in Orphee aux Enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) by Jacques Offenbach, 'Adina' in L'elisir D'amore (The Elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti, 'Susanna' in Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and 'Frasquita' in Carmen by Georges Bizet.
Hung is also an active recitalist. She has sung solo voice recitals, and has performed in choir as lead solo soprano in Taiwan, the United States, Singapore, and Malaysia. She has performed also solo piano recitals, and played in numerous piano solo performances, in Taiwan and the San Francisco Bay Area. She stands out for her passionate and heartfelt musicality.
Dr. Hung teaches music lessons in various categories including Piano, Voice, Music Theory, Ear-training/Sight-singing. Hung also specializes in helping students prepare for the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) exams with 100% students' pass rate. In Taiwan, she taught at Fugue Music School, His-Sung High School, guest instructor at National Taiwan University summer program, and choir conductor of Chung Kuo Institute of Technology and Commerce Choir. After relocating to the United States, she continues to teach at two locations in San Francisco: Exploring Music Center and her own private music studio, Lulu's Piano Studio.
Dr. Hung serves as a Director of the Music Teachers Association of California, San Francisco Branch.
Dr. Hung is currently a member of:
- Music Teacher's Association of California (MTAC)
- National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
- National Opera America (NOA)
- KDFC, the San Francisco Bay Area's classical radio station
Hung, J. (2012). An investigation of the influence of fixed-do and movable-do solfge systems on sight-singing pitch accuracy for various levels of diatonic and chromatic complexity (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3526431)