Dr. Amanda Lee Hing is an active solo and collaborative pianist, clinician, as well as adjudicator for numerous festivals and competitions. Joining the faculty of Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in 2006, she is currently serving at the institution as Professor of Piano, Director of Piano Studies, as well as faculty adviser of the SAGU Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), which was the recipient of 2013 MTNA Benjamin Whitten Collegiate Chapter of the Year. She is a nationally certified teacher of music in piano granted by MTNA.
She currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Waxahachie Symphony Association. She was the Vice President of the Arlington Music Teachers Association, the Chair of Texas Music Teachers Association Collegiate Chapters of MTNA (2014 - 2017), and served on the editorial board of Texas Music Teachers (2016 - 2017). She has presented at MTNA National Conferences, Texas Music Teachers Association State Convention, and chaired the 2014 - 2016 Texas Music Teachers Association Collegiate Conferences. She has also given masterclasses and pedagogy workshops throughout the United States and Asia.
Dr. Lee Hing received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree, Master of Music Degree, and Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from West Virginia University (WVU). She graduated with a Diploma of Music from UCSI University in Malaysia. She also earned her Licentiate and Associate diplomas from Trinity College of Music, London, and a Diploma in Piano from The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, London.
Her awards include the WVU Performance Grant Award and Outstanding Senior Award. She was named the WVU Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner and the alternate winner of the 2000 West Virginia Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance Competition. She was granted the Music Teachers National Association Student Achievement Recognition Award and the International Peace Scholarship by the Philanthropical Educational Organization Foundation (Des Moines, Iowa). In 2003, Dr. Lee Hing was named West Virginia University Chancellor's Scholar and Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar (a fellowship program supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation). In addition, she was selected as the winner of the 2007 Piano Texas International Academy and Festival Teachers Concerto Competition (in collaboration with Van Cliburn Foundation and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra).
Her teachers include James Miltenberger, Connie Arrau-Sturm, David Taddie, Loo Bang Hean, Veronica Leong, and Josephine Lim. She has played in masterclasses of renowned pedagogues and artists such as Nelita True, Jose Feghali, Jerome Lowenthal, Tamás Ungár, Andrea Bonatta, John Owings, Vladimir Shakin, Enrico Elisi, Martin Berkofsky, Tristan Lauber, etc. Dr. Lee Hing had served as the guest choir accompanist at The Potter's House in Dallas and accompanist/summer choral director at Movement City Church (formerly Christ Church Assembly of God in Fort Worth). She has also appeared as a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, WVU Symphony Orchestra, WVU Chamber Winds, SAGU Wind Ensemble, SAGU Concert Band, and the Waxahachie Area Concert Band. She is the author of "David Amram's Sonata for Piano: A Merger of Contemporary Classical and Jazz Styles."
Dr. Lee Hing had been on the faculties of Washington and Jefferson College (Pennsylvania), Glenville State University (West Virginia), and the WVU Community Music Program. Her students have achieved great success, earning top prizes in local, state, and national competitions. Her collegiate students were chosen to present their research at state and national music conferences.