Jou-Lu Hung, soprano, pianist, music educator

Jou-Lu “Lulu” Hung is a Taiwanese-born opera singer, pianist, passionate musician, and dedicated music educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hung has sung in various opera roles, voice solo recitals, and in numerous leading soprano roles in concerts in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Salzburg Austria, Singapore, and multiple cities in Taiwan.

Hung started to play piano at age of 4. At age of 9, recognized for her singing talent, she was selected to the choir Shou-Lang school in Taipei, and was chosen as solo vocalist. Hung became school choir conductor at the age of 17. She led the choir to win second place in 1994, and the first place in 1995 of Annual National College Choir Competition.

Hung holds a Doctorate of Music and Art Education from University of San Francisco with emphasis in Sight-Singing research (2012), a Master of Music in Voice Performance from San Francisco State University (2005), and Bachelor of Music in Voice and Piano Performance from National Taiwan Normal University (2001). She is also a graduate of the Vocal Pedagogy program at the New York University (2015).

Dr. Hung is the past President of Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) San Francisco Branch in 2017-2021, and the VOCE chair. She is currently an active member of the MTAC, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and National Opera America (NOA). Dr. Hung is listed in top 20 best piano teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2021. Her doctoral dissertation is among the top 10 most popular Art Education research papers and she among the most popular authors in Art Education at Digital Commons Network Scholarship Repository in 2015 and 2016.

Music Teaching

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 her private studio in San Francisco, Lulu Hung Music Studio.


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 numerous leading soprano roles in concerts in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Areas, Salzburg Austria, Singapore, and multiple cities in Taiwan. She also has performed as a pianist in various music festivals, solo recitals. She stands out for her passionate and heartfelt musicality.



Dr. Hung was President of the Music Teachers Association of California, San Francisco Branch from 2017 to 2021

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Hung, J. (2012). An investigation of the influence of fixed-do and movable-do solfge 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)

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