Yale-China Midday Musical Moments:
Info & Resources

Weekly Performances of Music by Chinese Folk Song, Grieg, Liu, Gershwin, Wang, Bach, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.

Conversation with Dean Robert Blocker (Yale School of Music) and Hsing-ay Hsu

May 27: "Musical Empowerment" Pt.1,
In Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month

June 3: "Music in Our Lives" Pt.2
Tune in to this conversation about the people and ideas behind the music. Robert Blocker and Hsing-ay Hsu explore their musical spirit, topical issues that musicians confront across cultures and borders, and creativity as a source of courage and empowerment through Midday Musical Moments.

8-Week Live Webinar Series
June 10 - July 29, Thursdays, 12:00 pm ET


Pianist Hsing-ay Hsu (Yale School of Music alum) guides her audience through wellness and breathing awareness that you can practice anytime, anywhere, with a little creativity through music. The Streamyard/Faceboook livestreams at noon ET will premiere on this YouTube channel "hsingayhsupianist" at 2pm ET. In English.

Conversation with Dr. Keith Churchwell (President of Yale New Haven Hospital; President of Board of New Haven Symphony Orchestra) and Hsing-ay Hsu
July 29: "Listening for Music and Health"

  • I have loved Hsing-ay's way of making connections between the world of music and the way we approach every aspect of our lives: our thoughts, memories, emotions, and physical well-being.

  • Thanks for sharing your talent with us. For me personally, the music is what stands out the most - the chance to take a mindful break with this level/quality of music makes me feel fortunate.

  • I don’t know a lot about music. I appreciated the part I saw about breathing. This is so simple and music is such a lovely relaxer. Also I know so little about this culture and it’s a window for me.


Welcome & Intro to Musical Breathwork 欢迎会及音乐呼吸法介绍

Family Connection 家庭联系

Express Thanks 表达感谢

Celebrate "July 4th"! Let Loose 欢庆“独立日”

A Private Moment 私人时光

Internal Intentions 内心意愿

Energize 激发活力

Conclusion with Q&A 结语与问答

Description information in Chinese, courtesy of Yale China Beijing:


"It really is hard to put down your expectations of yourself and be able to have fun and play around with sound. I want to share some of the music that I really enjoy playing around in my head and see where it opens up places of expression for you."

Thanks to our additional promotional partners at Music in Schools, Yale Today, Yale Health, New Haven Public Library, and others!



These are collected arts/education/health resources that may help you explore ideas and people mentioned in the MMM webinar series. These are not a substitute for medical advice or therapy, and may not necessarily represent the views of Hsing-ay Hsu. Please be thoughtful about your needs as you choose the right ones.

Conscious Listening Cafe with Hsing-ay
interactive small group webinars

Musical Breathwork with Hsing-ay
Guided breathing to piano music YouTu

China through the Lens of the Piano
biographical/historical DVD by Hsing-ay. Limited stock.

"Joy of Harvest" by Fei-hsing Hsu
Youtube piano performance and commentary with Hsing-ay

About Chinese Folk Songs

In folk songs, Chinese people really let go and get unabashedly emotional and expressive.

Composer Huang Ruo sings some well known folk songs: https://youtu.be/oqHlO7SMZRE


Family Connections


Parent Resource: https://www.immigranthistory.org/covid19_parentguide.html?fbclid=IwAR0GC4qlUNM9r7EMsR_iUQ5VSIgwzlZP9joCKpQdtjW7JFE1DnJSiMprujM

Paul & Daisy Soros (Graduate) Fellowships for New Americans:

Expressing Gratitude

Philip Sheegog:

Matthew Liu:

Harassment Bystander Training


A Private Moment

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Mood Meter and RULER tool

Wang A-Mao

Educator's Resource from Yale