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Minnesota State Arts Board funds Chinese music activities

January 4, 2012
By Dee Menning

Gao Hong DiceGao Hong Dice, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, received two grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

An Arts Tour Minnesota grant of $12,200 supports Hong’s performances – solo and with her group, Butterfly – of Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times. She will also lecture in several classes at Concordia College, College of Saint Benedict, and Saint John's University.

The Folk and Traditional Arts grant of $24,700 supports Gao in preserving and sharing Chinese temple music through community outreach activities and stage performances at several venues in Northfield, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis. See more of Gao’s activities at her home page.