Meet the Faculty
Wing Lau joined the Music Department at the University of Arkansas in the Fall of 2016. Her research focuses on rhythm and meter, and the relationship between performance and analysis. Her dissertation, “Expressive Motivation of Meter Changes in Brahms’s Lieder,” provides a taxonomy of notated meter changes with regard to their durations and their relationships with harmony, form, and poetic declamation. She has published with Music Theory Online, and has presented at the international Doctors in Performance Festival Conference, the national meeting of the Society for Music Theory, and numerous regional conferences.
As an active pianist, Wing has appeared in masterclasses with Emanuel Ax and Midori Goto, and in concerts with Oregon Bach Collegium. She has studied with Dean Kramer, Claire Wachter, David Riley, Evelyn Brancart, and André De Groote.
Wing has a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Oregon and a M.M. in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to her position at the University of Arkansas she was an instructor at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College. She also directed local children choir in Oregon.