Ping-Cheng WANG, D.M.A. 王秉正

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Assistant Professor in Music and Music Education &

Honours College Program Coordinator

Faculty of Education, University of Macau








Room 2017, Faculty of Education,

University of Macau, E33,

Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

(853) 8822 8712

(853) 8822 2402



Academic Qualifications

·        Doctor of Musical Arts, the University of Miami, USA (2000)

·        Master of Music with Honor, Oklahoma City University, USA (1997)

·        Bachelor of Music, Oklahoma City University, USA (1995)

·        Advance Graduate Study, Salzburg College, Austria (1998)

·        Advance Graduate Study, Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester, USA (2001)

·        Certificate in Orff Music Method - The Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada




·        University of Macau, China –Assistant Professor (02/2005– Present)

·        Miami-Dade College, USA – Assistant Professor (08/1998 – 02/2005)

·        University of Miami, USA – Teaching Assistance (08/1997– 08/2000)

·        University of Miami, Pre-College Preparatory Music Program, USA (08/1997-08/2000)

·        South Florida Youth Symphony, USA (08/2000 – 02/2005)



Teaching Area

·        Teaching of Music (OrffKodalyDalcroze Music Method)

·        General Education (Visual and Performing Arts – Music)

·        Music and Music Education related courses

·        Western Classical Music History

·        Modern Music

·        Piano



Research Area

·        Music Teaching Methods for Children

·        The Practice of Assessment in Music Education

·        Analysis and Application of OrffKodalyDalcroze Music Method

·        Music Education

·        Music Therapy

·        Psychology of Music

·        Application of Technology on Music Teaching



Current Research

·        The Practice of Assessment in Music Education

·        The Application of different music methods in Chinese Folk Songs as a Recommended Music Teaching Materials in the Chinese Society



Selected Publications


Internal Research Project Grant

·        2015--2018 University of Macau. Development of a Competency-based Curriculum for Pre-service Music Teachers in Macau (MYRG2015-0011-FED) (PI Wang, P.C.; Co-PI: Teo, T and Thompson, P)

·        2006-2007 University of Macau. The Descriptive Study of Music Education Promoted at the Primary Schools in Macau. (PI Wang, P.C)



External Research Project Grant

·        張佳琪、王秉正 (2008) 國家科學發展委員會專題研究獎助:「機構失智老人進食問題改善之介入措施 - 以音樂治療方案為例」。



Books and Articles

·        單文經、楊秀玲、張國祥、張春莉、田野、王秉正、黃素君、謝建成、梁成安、施達明(2007)。澳門非高等教育課程的檢視與改革路向。澳門特別行政區政府教育暨青年局委託專案報告。澳門: 澳門大學教育學院。

·        王秉正 (2007) 「創意活潑的奧福音樂教學法 -- 奧福音樂教學法應用於澳門兒童音樂教學之探討」。教師雜誌(第十七期)。澳門:教育暨青年局。頁六十六至七十。



International Journals (Referred)

·        Wang, P.C. (2010). “The Effective Teaching of Comparing Orff Music Method with Traditional Music Approach for Music Reading and Melodic Patterns Singing for 3rd grade Elementary Students in Taiwan.” US-China Educational Review. July, Vol. 7 (No.7) pp. 43-52. ISSN: 15486613

·        Wang, P.C. (2010). “An analytical Study of Music Textbooks Used at the Elementary School in Chinese Society.” Research in Higher Education Journal. May, Vol. 7. pp. 21-32. ISSN: 19413432



Book Chapters (Referred)

·        Wang, D. (Forthcoming). An Analytical Study of Assessment Practices Used at Elementary School Music Classes in China. In T. S. Brophy (Ed.), Handbook of Assessment Practice and Policy in Music Education. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.


·        Wang, D. (2016). Assessing the Influence of Music Courses on Pre-Service Teachers’ Teaching Competency. In T.S. Brophy, J. Marlatt, & G. K. Ritcher (Eds.), Connecting Practice, Measurement, and Evaluation: Selected papers from the 5th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, (pp.217-230). Chicago, IL: GIA. (ISBN 978-622777-178-3)


·        Wang, P.C. (2014). Rhetoric or reality? Assessing the Reliability of the Assessments to the Elementary School General Music Classes and the Graduates’ Music Achievements. Music Assessment and Global Diversity: Practice, Measurement and Policy. In T. S. Brophy, M. L. Lai and H. F. Chen (Eds.). (pp.169-182). Chicago: GIA Publication, Inc. (ISBN 978-1622-77-1226)


·        Wang, P.C. (2013). The Use of Portfolio Assessment in the Undergraduate Seniors’ Group Piano Class in Macao. In T. S. Brophy and A. Lehmann (Eds.), Music Assessments Across Cultures and Continents: The Culture of Shared Practice. (pp. 381-392). Chicago: GIA Publication, Inc.(ISBN 978-57999-936-0)


·        Wang, P. C. (2010). An Analytical Study of the Compatibility between Enhancing Children Metrical Potential and Sporty Physical Movements. International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport. Global Perception: Sport Education, Teaching of PE and Curriculum Studies. Vol 2, pp.196-203. Oxford: Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd. 2010.



Conference Papers


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2017, August). “The Feasibility of Using Selected Asian Folk Songs to Enhance Students’ Awareness of Pitch” presented in the 23rd International Kodály Symposium & Music Festival, Camrose, Canada. August 8-13, 2017.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2017, April). The Forgotten Children - Assessing Students’ Music Achievement under the Difference between Urban and Rurality paper presented in The 6th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Birmingham, UK. April 18-21, 2017.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2016, July).An Analytical Study of Relationship between Sense of Efficacy, Professional Training and Teaching Experiences of the in-service Music Teachers” paper presented in the 32nd ISME World Conference on Music Education, Glasgow, UK, July, 24-29 2016


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2016, March).A Cross-National Comparative Study of Music Curriculum Standards on the Students’ Learning Achievements at Elementary school between Taiwan and Japan paper presented in the 60th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Vancouver, Canada, March, 6- 10, 2016.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2015, March).Does Gender Matter? An Experimental Study of Gender Differences in Music Learning paper presented in the 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Washington D.C., USA. March, 8- 13, 2015.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2014).The Feasibility of Using Portfolio Assessments to Assess  the Influence of Music Method Courses on  Pre-Service Teachers Teaching Competency paper presented in the 31st ISME World Conference on Music Education, Porte Alegre, Brazil, July, 20-25 2014


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2014).Building Bridges for Students’ Success: Assessing the Impacts of National Curriculum Standards on the Students’ Learning Achievements paper presented in the 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Toronto, Canada, March 10- 15, 2014.


·        Cheng, Fung-Ching, Cho, Hong-Ky, Chen, Shiao-Shien, Wang, Ping-Cheng, and Wu, Sung-Mei (2013, July). “Friend or Foe? Movable do System to Asian Countries Music Educationpaper presented in ISME the 9th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research (APSMER), Singapore.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2013, June). “A Comparative Study of the Influences of the National Curriculum Guidelines on Students’ Music Learning Achievements among the Chinese Regions” paper presented in 15th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), Buenos Ares, Argentina.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2012, July). “Music Preferences in the Early Years: Infants' Emotional Responses to Various Auditory Stimulations” paper presented in 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) The joint conference ICMPC – ESCOM 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece.  


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2012, July). “Assessing Elementary School Music Teachers’ Music Competences and Teaching Effectiveness by Using Portfolio Assessments” paper presented in the 30th ISME World Conference on Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2012, March). “Exploring the Use of Locomotion Activities to Enhance Kindergarten Children’s Rhythmic Learning” paper presented in Childhood Education International Annual Conference (ACEI), Washington DC, USA.


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2010, August). Using Word Syllables to Enhance Children Music Rhythmic Learning. Paper presented in the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, USA. (Conference Proceeding) ISBN#1876346620


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2008, September). Do you SEE what I am saying? —The application of eurhythmics approach to facilitate music learning. Paper presented in Musical Development and Learning Second European Conference on Development Psychology of Music, London. (Conference Proceeding) ISSN# 978-0-9553329-1-3


·        Wang, Ping Cheng (2008, January). “Learning from the Experiences of Elementary Music Teacher Education in Macau and Taiwan: A Comparative Analysis” paper presented in The 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii, USA. (Conference Proceeding) ISSN#1541-5880


·        Tian Ye, Wang, Ping Cheng.(2006, May) The Comparative Study of the Curriculum Reform in the Four regions: China, Taiwan, Hong Kang and Macao” paper presented in The Second World Curriculum Studies of Conference, Tampere, Finland.




·        王秉正(2011)。「見賢思齊」-- 從同儕與自我省思對話,論音樂賞析的普及和教師專業發展的成效。論文發表於華人社會的教育發展學術研討會─教育對話。澳門大學,201111111113


·        王秉正(2010)。「澳港倡導音樂藝術教育之省思與展望」。論文發表於「第一屆澳港論壇–文藝康體與創新工業研討會」。澳門大學,2010927。研討會論文集:P17-18


·        王秉正(2008)。「現代與傳統的融合 -- 中國民謠應用於二十一世紀之高大宜音樂教學法」。論文發表於華人社會的課程與教學改進學術研討會。澳門大學,200811231124


·        王秉正(2007)「如何啟發兒童對音樂的潛能 --- 澳門音樂教師專業化之目的與使命」。論文發表於華人社會的教育發展系列研討會─教師教育。澳門大學,2007330331


·        王秉正(2006)。「華人社會幼兒音樂教育應用奧福音樂教學法之探究」。論文發表於「華人社會的教育發展」研討會。 澳門大學,2006429430


Keynote Panelist Speech at Confernece

·        Brophy, Timothy; Borne, Léonardo; Fautley, Martin; McCaffrey, Marcia; Morgane, Karabo Lucy; Nierman, Glenn; Parkes, Kelly; and Wang, Ping Cheng (2017, April). Keynote Panel: “Establishing International Principles for Assessment in Music Education”. The 6th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Birmingham, UK. April 18-21, 2017.


Invited Speech

·        王秉正(2010)。「澳港倡導音樂藝術教育之省思與展望」。澳門大學,2010927


Book Editing

·        Mok, K. M., Wang, P. C., Lei, L. C., Mac, V. I., Tong, I. C., Wu, M. S. and Wong, S. F. (2015) Book of Abstracts - the Fourth Undergraduate Honours Project Symposium, Honours College, University of Macau, Macau, 52pages.


·        Mok, K. M., Mok, D., Chen, D. D., Noronha, C., Tong, I. C., Wang, P. C., and Wong, S. F. (2013) Book of Abstracts - the Second Undergraduate Honours Project Symposium, Honours College, University of Macau, Macau, 57pages.


·        Mok, K. M., Mok, D., Chen, D. D., Chu, T., Tong, I. C., Wang, P. C., and Wong, S. F. (2012) Book of Abstracts - the First Undergraduate Honours Project Symposium, Honours College, University of Macau, Macau, 51pages.



Professional Affiliations

·        WHO'S WHO Historical Society – International WHO'S WHO of Professional Educators

·        PI KAPPA LAMBDA - National Music Honor Society

·        International Kodaly Society

·        American Orff-Schulwerk Association

·        College Music Society

·        American Educational Research Association



Current Courses

1.     Teaching of Music (PYEB 355)

2.     Musicianship I (MUSC 115)

3.     Musicianship II (MUSC 125)

4.     Western Classical Music History (EDCB 154)



Previous Courses

1.        Visual and Performing Arts – Music (General Education) (EDPA213)

2.        World Music (MUSC 111)

3.        Advanced Piano Accompaniment for General Music Classroom (PYCB 362)

4.        Master Thesis/Dissertation (IMCN999)