Chi Zhang

Piano Instructor

Born and raised in China, Chi Zhang recently graduated with master’s degree of music, majoring in piano performance under the supervision of Dr. Laura Spitzer. Chi began piano at age five and has received numerous piano awards, such as Golden Prize of Beijing Art Festival Piano Competition in youth group (2011), the Third PP Award of the Third Hong Kong International Piano Competition in youth group (2012), and Silver Prize of the first Yamaha National Piano Competition in youth group (2013). Chi holds a B.A. in music education from Capital Normal University, Beijing, China. While an undergraduate student in China, she was awarded the Class Scholarship and Overseas Scholarship from Capital Normal University for outstanding academic performance. Chi decided to pursue further music education abroad after she traveled to the U.S. and attended several performances in 2014. She entered NMSU as an undergraduate student in fall 2016, then began work on a Master of Music degree specialized in piano performance in fall 2018. Chi graduated in the spring of 2020 from NMSU and then she entered Moores School of Music in the University of Houston to pursue a Master of Music degree specialized in collaborative piano in the fall of 2020. Chi will be graduating in the spring of 2022 and she will continue to pursue a Doctoral degree of Musical Arts in the upcoming fall semester. While her concentration is on classical piano repertoire, Chi is also interested in jazz piano, and she has been participated in multiple jazz concerts.