B.M., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.M., A.D., University of Miami; D.M.A., University of Florida
Lanjiabao Ge maintains an active solo performing career that has included venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York City), Steinway Piano Gallery (Miami, Florida), Hershey Theatre (Hershey, PA), and the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC); and Frist Prizes at the MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition at Virginia State, World Piano Teachers Association’s International Competition in Singapore, Wiesbaden International Piano Competition in Germany, and Hershey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. As a collaborative pianist, Jiabao has collaborated with numerous professional vocalists and opera productions, which has afforded her an extensive knowledge of singing styles and performance standards. Jiabao has also regularly collaborated as a chamber musician at prominent events such as the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, the Opening Gala concert at the Global Summer Institute of Music in Virginia, and the Winter Heat New Music Festival in Miami.
As a classroom and studio teacher that has taught piano in three universities, Jiabao’s innovative and unique instruction “Reaching Every Learner: Utilizing Universal Design for Learning for Overcoming Access Barriers in University-Based Group Piano Instruction” in the Secondary Piano program has earned high praise from the faculty and students alike. Jiabao’s imaginative lesson planning and command of classroom technology facilitated new teaching modalities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and earned her recognition as a 2021 Finalist for the Graduate School Teaching Excellent Award at the University of Florida.
Jiabao previously served as an Adjunct Lecturer, Piano Instructor, and Collaborative Pianist at the University of Florida, the Community Music School at UF, and the University of Miami. Currently, she is a Staff Collaborative Pianist at Truman State University.