top of page



staff 1.jpeg

Meiqiao Wang | RUACMI President

Meiqiao Wang: graduated from Central Conservatory of Music in Music Composition in Beijing, China. She went to Mannes School of Music ----The New School in New York and got her master degree . Now she is a Ph.D.student at Rutgers University in Composition, she is also the president of Rutgers University Asian Classical Music Initiative (RU ACMI). Meiqiao studied piano at the age of five, cello at the age of ten and composition at the age of sixteen. As a veteran little fan of classical music, she loves singing and has made different attempts and cooperation. During school day in Beijing and New York. On Valentine's Day, 2016, the symphony version "Monkey King" was performed at Lincoln Center in cooperation with Broadway singers. In November 2018, she worked with Dance Department of Rutgers University to compose music for two modern dancers and performed successfully in Rutgers. In 2012, she composed the music for the Shanghai Theatre Academy's micro-movie "School Banquet". Meiqiao was the conductor of the chorus of Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts in 2014 and won the second prize in the "December 29th" chorus competition. She attended KU ACMI conference in 2022, and June in Buffalo, the composition master class in 2022. Her string quartet work “ clock” was performed in Siena, Italy in 2019.

Staff 2.jpeg

Zhuo Zhao | RUACMI Vice President

Zhuo Zhao, coming from China, is a fifth-year Music Theory PhD candidate at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She also works as a Part-Time Lecturer at Mason Gross, teaching undergraduate musicians theory courses and non-major students music analysis courses. Zhuo earned her Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance at Inner Mongolia University and Master's degree in Music Theory at New England Conservatory. As a music theorist, Zhuo focuses on formal studies, especially applying interdisciplinary principles to analyze music forms of large orchestra work in the Modern period. Zhuo is also interested in the interdisciplinary research between music theory and global ethnomusicology in the study of Mongolian music.


Rebecca Carroll | RUACMI Program Committee

Rebecca Carroll is a graduate student at Rutgers University where she is pursuing a master’s degree in musicology and serves as the President and Treasurer of the Rutgers University Musicological Society from 2022 to the present. She completed her undergraduate degree and training as a soprano with a bachelor’s degree in music education at Westminster Choir College and a minor in psychology. Rebecca’s research interests include perception; intersections of gender, sexuality, and race; and pedagogy. Rebecca has presented small-scale projects at the 2022 Meeting of the American Musicological Society, the 2019 Annual Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop, the 2017 Eastern Division Conference for NAFME, the 2017 Annual Celebration of Westminster Student Research and, the 2017 Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium of Rider University on the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, Race and Disability panel.

Nadine Headshot.jpg

Nadine Silverman | RUACMI Program Committee

Nadine Silverman is a multi-disciplinary graduate student at Rutgers University, where she is pursuing two master's degrees concurrently in music theory and clarinet performance. She completed her bachelor's degree in music theory and composition at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with minors in music history and French. Nadine is also a skilled composer and performer of chamber music. 

Through performance and academic study, Nadine is dedicated to exploring works by composers from historically marginalized communities. As a graduate student at Rutgers, she presented her paper on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s clarinet quintet at two graduate music research conferences in the spring of 2021. She also works as the Director of Research for the National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA), a nonprofit dedicated to furthering arts equity throughout the United States.

Nadine’s compositions explore the depth of human emotion and how we interact with the physical world around us. Nadine’s versatility and skill as a composer-performer have been showcased through the performances of her own works throughout the country, as well as at Rutgers University and at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in July of 2022. In her work, she strives to create a larger chamber repertoire for the clarinet and showcase those works through her own performances.

bottom of page