Professor of Choral and Vocal Arts, University of Texas
Jing Ling-Tam is Professor of Choral and Vocal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has garnered international recognition in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. A brilliant conductor, Ling-Tam has conducted in twenty countries and in over forty states in the US, as well as at numerous ACDA national and divisional conferences.
An innovative and charismatic clinician and master teacher, she is regularly featured at international, national and regional choral conferences. As Director of Choral Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington her choirs performed at national and regional ACDA conferences, the Texas Music Educators Association Conferences, and concertized in the US, Mexico, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Austria. Ling-Tam served as Associate Conductor, Chorus Master, and Principal Coach Pianist for the Ft. Worth Opera Association for sixteen seasons and was on the faculty at the American Institute of Musical Studies (Graz, Austria) for eleven summers.
Ling-Tam’s recent credits include conducting the Taipei Symphony, the Coro de Madrigalistas of Mexico, and presenting workshops and lectures for the Chinese Choral Directors Association (Beijing) of China, Festival 500 (Newfoundland), Salzburg Pedagogical Institute Winter Workshops, Australian Choral Directors National Conference, Lithuanian Choral Directors National Conference, and the Alberta Music Educators Conference. In demand as a juror, she has judged international choral competitions in the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Canada, and Austria. Professor Ling-Tam resumes her teaching duties at the University of Texas at Arlington this fall after completing a one-year appointment as Visiting Professor at the National Taiwan University of Arts. In 2020, she is scheduled to conduct in Alaska, Texas, Alabama, Taiwan, and China. Alliance Music of Houston, Texas publishes a choral series in her name.