Melbourne Tang, piano

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 12:00pm

Building 14, Killian Hall
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

Presented by the Emerson/Harris Program for Private Study Solo Recital Series


Program linked here.


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To enter the building, please come to the exterior doors at 160 Memorial Drive and one of our ushers will let you in.

About the Performers

Melbourne is a senior majoring in physics (course 8) and minoring in biology (course 7) and music (course 21M). She is conducting research on the immune response to influenza vaccines and will be pursuing a PhD in biophysics. Having participated in MIT’s Chamber Music Society since freshman year, she has enjoyed making music in ensembles ranging from duets to quintets. She joined the Emerson/Harris Program for Private Study in her junior year to further her musical immersion. She currently studies with Mi-Eun Kim at MIT and previously studied with Genia Betman in Brooklyn, NY. As a member of MIT Ribotones, Melbourne has also organized and performed in concerts at assisted living facilities and community centers throughout the Greater Boston Area. Outside of music, you can find her concocting uniquely-flavored homemade ice cream in the French House kitchen or exploring Boston’s neighborhoods on Sunday morning runs.

About the Emerson/Harris Program for Private Study

Funded by the late Mr. Cherry L. Emerson, Jr. (SM, 1941) in response to an appeal from Associate Provost Ellen T. Harris (Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus of Music), the Emerson/Harris Program offers merit-based financial awards for private study in music to students of outstanding achievement on their instruments in classical, jazz or world music. Each academic year, the Emerson/Harris Program awards Scholarships and Fellowships to nearly fifty students who commit to a full year’s study and participate in the musical life of MIT. Private teacher selections, made in consultation with the music faculty, may include instructors from MIT staff and throughout Greater Boston.

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