Evangeline Wong received her Master of Fine Arts in Music from the University of California, Irvine under the guidance of Dr. Lorna Griffitt. Ms. Wong has performed extensively in solo and chamber recitals, including performances at the Schlern International Music Festival in Völs am Schlern, Italy, Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, North Carolina, Summit Music Festival in Purchase, New York, and in the televised “Sounds of Spring” Concert at the Irvine Civic Center. During her time at UCI, she received the Medici Circle Scholarship and the Phyllis Kovach Vacca Memorial Scholarship. Her most notable master class performances include Menahem Pressler, John Perry, Gerald Robbins with the Rio Trio, Richard Cionco, Alan Rickman, and Sandra Wright Shen.
Currently, Ms. Wong enjoys a career as a music educator, passionate about making well-rounded music education accessible to students of all ages. Ms. Wong focuses on cultivating and strengthening each student’s understanding of music–from the fundamentals to the intricacies of music interpretation. With this goal in mind, Ms. Wong personalizes her lesson plans to each individual so that class time can be effective and enjoyable.
Ms. Wong is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and her students have consistently achieved high honors at the California Association of Professional Music Teachers Student Evaluation programs. Her students have participated in and placed at the US Open Music Competitions. Ms. Wong organizes her own programs, such as recitals, for her students to have the opportunity to showcase what they have been diligently working on and to develop their confidence in playing piano. Her aim is that every student will be able to understand and appreciate music well past their piano studies.
As a highly sought-after teacher and musician, Ms. Wong maintains an active studio and frequently participates in musical engagements around the Bay Area.