In recent years, Po-wei Weng strives to promote cross-cultural musical conversations and to introduce music and theater in Chinese culture through performance, lectures, presentations, and workshops at colleges, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations. Sample topics include: "Exploring Peking Opera Percussion Music and Its Oral Notation" (Simon Fraser University, BC, Cadana, 2016), “Peking Opera Percussion Music: Concepts, Luogujing, and Practice (Boston College, 2015 and 2016), “Taiwanese Identity in Flux: Pili Budaixi’s Progressive Eclecticism in Globalized Context (SEM, 2014),” "Speaking Percussion, Performing Language: Teaching Peking Opera Percussion as Interdisciplinary Subject in U.S. Colleges (ACMR, 2014)," “Teaching What Cannot Be Taught: Peking Opera in the United States Classroom (ACS, 2012),” "Music and the Mythic Hero Narrative: Intertextuality, Cultural Representation, and the Construction of a Masculine China in Once Upon a Time in China Film Series (NTU, 2009)," and “The Violence Sounds Beautiful: The Imagination of Music and Musical Instruments as Weapons in Pili Budaixi (Brown University,2009).” Workshops that focus on Chinese music and Peking opera percussion music have also been given to many institutions such as Boston College, Skidmore College, University of Hartford, Jonas Clarke School, Cambridge School of Weston, and others.
Po-wei is welcome to invitations of presentations and/or workshops on Peking opera music, Chinese traditional music and martial arts music, and topics associated with traditional and contemporary music in Chinese culture. Please feel free to use the contact form below or send email to email@example.com. Sample presentations/workshops can be found below: