Dr YANG, Yang   楊陽
Assistant Professor
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
Phone No: (852) 2948 7057
Email: yangyang@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-5726-9420
Phone
(852) 2948 7057
Email
yangyang@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
56227413500
ResearcherID
J-7442-2015
Personal Profile

Dr Yang Yang is Assistant Professor of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts. Yang acquired his bachelor and master's degrees in music performance in China, having extensive experiences in both Western classical and Chinese music as a solo singer. He was awarded a PhD in music education in 2011 by the Institution of Education, University of London. His doctoral research explored pedagogical challenges in the teaching and learning of traditional folk song performance in higher education. This included an initial in-depth cultural inquiry into China's higher music education policies since the 1900s, as well as extensive fieldwork with associated acoustic and qualitative data analyses. He has been undertaken joined research studies with the University of Queensland as an Honorary Research Fellow since 2014. Areas of study include music performance, musicology, singing pedagogy, the psychology of music, psychoacoustic and knowledge transfer.

Research

  • The transformation of traditional folk song singing in Higher music education
    PhD research

  • England ‘Sing-up’ national singing programme
    Survey data operator

  • Survival & inheritance: National music ICH in Xi’an
    Deputy project manager

  • Indigenous music education in the development of cultural identity: A comparative perspective of China and Australia
    Project leader:

  • Pre-service music teachers’ professional identity development in China
    Project leader

  • Motivational factors that influence non-music undergraduates’ enrolment in general music courses

  • MOOC for UNESCO music ICH in China

  • Mapping music education research in China

Publications

Journal Articles

Yang, Y., (2013). Cultural Diversity as a Challenge to School-based Music Education in China: Reflections on the 2012 UK National Music Plan. People’s Music [人民音乐], (12), 54–57. (Chinese)

Yang, Y., (2015). Pros and Cons of Using a MOOC Model for General Music Education Courses in Higher Education – A Case Study of Shaanxi Normal University. People’s Music [人民音乐], (06), 56–59. (Chinese)

Yang, Y., & Welch, G. F. (2014). Contemporary challenges in learning and teaching folk music in a higher education context: a case study of Hua'er music. Music Education Research, 16(2), 193–219.

Yang, Y., Welch, G. F., Sundberg, J., & Himonides, E. (2015). Tuning features of Chinese folk song singing: a case study of Hua'er music. Journal of Voice, 29(4), 426–432.

Yang, Y., & Welch, G. F. (2016). Pedagogical challenges in folk music teaching in higher education: A case study of Hua’er music in China. British Journal of Music Education,33(1), 61–79.


Book chapters

Yang, Y., Carter-Enyi, A., Radhakrishnan, N., Grimmer, S., & Nix, J. (2014). Vocal Music and Pedagogy of Chinese, African, and Indian Genres. In G. F. Welch, D. M. Howard, & J. Nix (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Singing. Oxford University Press.

Yang, Y. (2015). Music performance in a ‘transitional era' of education: a case study of folk song performance in China. In I. Papageorgi & G. F. Welch (Eds.), Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning (1st ed., pp. 77–95). London: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Translations (Chinese)

Psychology of Music & Research Study in Music Education, SAGE Publishing. (Official translator of article abstracts 2005-2016)

Bowman, W. D., & Frega, A. L. (2012). The Oxford handbook of philosophy in music education. Oxford; New York; Oxford University Press. (Translation editor, 2017)

McPherson, G. E., & Welch, G. F. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Oxford University Press. (Translation editor, 2018)

Presentations

Pedagogical strategies for ensuring the continued survival for China’s musical folksong heritage: Historical review and methodology (Paper presentation)
The 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research Bangkok, Thailand 2007

The musical challenges inherent in promoting traditional folksong performance in Chinese higher education: Vocal features of authentic folk singing (Paper presentation)
The British Voice Association: Choice of Voice 2008 London, UK 2008

Pedagogical strategies for ensuring the continued survival for China’s musical folksong heritage: Qualitative & Quantitative analyses of authentic folk performance (Presentation)
International Society for Music Education Conference Bologna, Italy 2008

The musical challenges inherent in promoting traditional folksong performance in Chinese higher education: Pedagogy & Teaching/Learning Evaluation (Presentation)
International Society for Music Education Conference Beijing, China 2010

Music Education in Contemporary China: from Quality to Equity
Beijing Normal University & Institute of Education, UoL Beijing, China 2012

An Introduction to Chinese Music Culture (Invited public lecture)
Confucius Institute, University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia 2015

University Students' Motivation to Enrol in Elective Music Classes: An Study Using Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling (Poster presentation)
The 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research Glasgow, UK 2016

Pedagogical strategies for ensuring the continued survival for China’s musical folksong heritage: sociocultural reflection and sustainability (Invited presentation)
UNESSCO 2016 World Arts Education Summit Hangzhou, China 2016

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Yang Yang, Aaron Carter-Ényì, Nandhu Radhakrishnan, Sophie Grimmer (2019). Vocal Music and Pedagogy of Chinese, African, and Indian Genres. Graham F. Welch, David M. Howard, and John Nix, The Oxford Handbook of Singing (751-772). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Yang, Y. (2014). Music performance in a ‘transitional era' of education: a case study of folk song performance in China. I. Papageorgi & G. F. Welch, Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning (77-95). London, UK: Routledge

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Yang, Y. (2022). Assessing alignment between curriculum standards and teachers’ instructional practices in China’s school music education. Research Studies in Music Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1321103X221099852
Yang, Y., & Welch, G. (2022). A systematic literature review of Chinese music education studies during 2007 to 2019. International Journal of Music Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/02557614221096150
Yang, Y. (2021). Professional Identity Development of Preservice Music Teachers: A Survey Study of Three Chinese Universities (doi: 10.1177/1321103X211020960). Research Studies in Music Education, Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1321103X211020960, Online publication, 1-18
Yang Yang, Yin Aiqing, Guan Tao (2020). Mapping Music Education Research in Mainland China (2007–2019): A Metadata-Based Literature Analysis. International Journal of Music Education, online, 00-00
Yang, Y., & Welch, G. F. (2016). Pedagogical challenges in folk music teaching in higher education: A case study of Hua’er music in China. British Journal of Music Education, 33(1), 61-79
Yang, Y., Welch, G. F., Sundberg, J., & Himonides, E. (2015). Tuning features of Chinese folk song singing: a case study of Hua'er music. Journal of Voice, 29(4), 426-432
杨阳 (2015)。 Pros and Cons of Using a MOOC Model for General Music Education Courses in Higher Education – A Case Study of Shaanxi Normal UniversityPeople’s Music [人民音乐]6,56-59
Yang, Y., & Welch, G. F. (2014). Contemporary challenges in learning and teaching folk music in a higher education context: a case study of Hua'er music. Music Education Research, 16(2), 193-219
杨阳 (2013)。 Cultural Diversity as a Challenge to School-based Music Education in China: Reflections on the 2012 UK National Music PlanPeople’s Music [人民音乐]12,54-57

All Other Outputs
Journal editor ('editorial membership' should be excluded)
Co-editor (Music) (2019). Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education (APJAE). APSMER

Project

Assessing the Alignment between Curriculum Standards and Teachers’ Instructional Practices in HK School Music Education
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): YANG, Yang 楊陽
 
Assessing the Enactment of School Music Curriculum: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States
This study is intended to explore the alignment, as exemplified by the research participants, amongst the formal curriculum (the national curriculum standards), enacted curricula, and intended learning outcomes, in which the enacted curriculum often determines the effectiveness of educational policy. The music classroom is the main venue to (a) understand how curriculum content is interpreted and implemented in real teaching contexts; and (b) how teachers appropriate their beliefs, competency, knowledge, and fidelity to the curriculum, and, therefore, this study can help (a) education decision-makers to be more reflective on curriculum design and (b) school music teachers and trannies, such as university music education majors, to be more creative in improving curriculum content and enriching teaching practices.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): YANG, Yang 楊陽
 
Web-based CMS for Yuequ Gon-che Notation Digitization and Optical Music Recognition
The project was intended to (a) explore effective methods to support the digitization and OMR of Yue Ju Gong-Che notation; and (b)To develop an economical solution for digital data input, storage and sharing of Yue Ju Gong-Che notation.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): YANG, Yang 楊陽
 
陝西省十三五規劃課题:陝西省初中畢業音樂學業統一考試辦法研究
The project used a questionnaire developed upon the Enacted Curriculum Surveys (SEC) framework to (a) explored the coverage of curriculum content in school music lessons; and (b) compared the enactment of the music curriculum standards in 127 schools across Mainland China.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): YANG, Yang 楊陽
 
UNESCO ICH Music MOOC Series: Music Traditions in China
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Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): YANG, Yang 楊阳