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Margaret Li

Teaching Artist Statement
Music is an art.  Teaching is an art.  Understanding the complexities of both and being able to communicate that in ways that foster and create curiosity, discovery and respect for the arts in students drives Margaret’s teaching.   She teaches for understanding, musicality, and expressivity while at the same time maintaining structured progress with a dose of fun and creativity thrown in.  

Teaching Bio
Margaret Li received her performance diploma from the Juilliard School,  studying with Jane Carlson. She studied with Lois Shapiro at Wellesley College where she was awarded the Billings Performance Award upon graduation.  At Michigan State University, she pursued both her MM and DMA degrees in Piano Performance, where she studied with Yong Hi Moon.  Margaret has been teaching since 1995.  She joined SSC in 2000 as part of the piano faculty and serves as co-chair to the theory department as well as co-chair to Faculty Council.  Her work through the Advanced Placement program enabled SSC to be officially recognized by The College Board. 

Performance Bio
Margaret Li received her performance diploma from the Juilliard School, studying with Jane Carlson.  She studied with Lois Shapiro at Wellesley College where she was awarded the Billings Performance Award. At Michigan State University, she pursued both her MM and DMA degrees in Piano Performance, where she studied with Yong Hi Moon.  Margaret was an award recipient in the biannual Lansing Matinee Musicale piano competition as well as the Ben and Karlene Salon Memorial Music Scholarship. She has presented her research on the duet music of Franz Schubert in Vienna at a national workshop sponsored by The College Music Society.  She continues this interest by actively studying and performing this repertoire with her sister and duo partner, Edwina.  She joined SSC in 2000 as part of the piano faculty and serves as co-chair to the theory department as well as co-chair to Faculty Council.