Haiyang Wang enjoys an active career as a musician and music educator. He performs on the concert flute and baroque flute in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings and has given numerous performances in North America and China. He is a founding member and Media Director of Ensemble 126, a chamber ensemble that focuses on expanding the repertoire and performing on the full range of modern concert flutes as well as world and historic flutes. Wang also helps students in lesson, workshop, and masterclass settings and has taught at colleges, secondary, and primary schools. He and Mrs. Guan founded G&W Music Studio, currently bases in Orange County, to further help students and to realize their vision in music education. In addition, Wang serves as the Woodwind Coach at Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band, which is one of the largest youth music programs in the nation.
Wang has a deep passion in musical performance. He has performed at many music festivals, conventions, and symposiums including the National Flute Association's Annual Convention in Chicago 2022 as well as in Phoenix 2023, the Florida Flute Association Annual Convention in Orlando in 2019, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Canada 2019, and the “Sound of Baroque” Early Music Festival in China 2018. His chamber ensemble recently went on performance tours in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Utah. Wang also performs with orchestras in the South California region. In addition to the concert flute, Wang is also specialized in early music and baroque flute (the one-keyed flute). A highlight of his baroque music experience was an original-instrument performance in Dallas of Bach’s St. John Passion. (The performance was reviewed by the leading Dallas critic Mr. Scott Cantrell as being more satisfying to him than the Dallas Symphony performance of the St. Matthew Passion.)
As a teacher, Wang enjoys helping young musicians. His experiences include teaching undergraduate music-major students in Applied Flute Lessons, Woodwind Classes, and Flute Studio Classes at Florida State University. He has taught individual lessons, music classes, workshops, masterclasses at a number of public primary and secondary schools in Dallas Fort-Worth, TX and in Orange County, CA. He has also taught at music festivals and summer camps such as the University of North Florida Flute Choir Day and Summer Chamber Music Festival at Concordia University in Irvine. Wang also works with students in his private studio in which the members range from 8-years-old beginners to 65-years-old music enthusiasts. The private studio allows Wang to create well-rounded learning experiences and personalized trainings for his students. In addition to working on the playing skills, students in his studio learns about music history, musical styles, theory, instrument development, stage presence, studying methods, ear-training, sight-reading, etc. His students have won auditions of All-State, All Southern, IUSD Honors, etc., and have received highest gradings from musical exams like CM and ABRSM.
Wang’s music journey began at an early age. He started learning keyboard at age four, switched to the flute at age eight, started performing at age nine, and won several competitions throughout his early years. He was recommended by Prof. Tong Yu to study as a flute performance major at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music Secondary School Division at age thirteen. Wang continued to pursue music when he moved to the US in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of North Texas and his Master of Music from Florida State University, where he also served as one of the Graduate Teaching Assistants. His principal teachers and mentors include Prof. Eva Amsler, Dr. Melissa Colgin, Dr. Karen Large, Dr. Lee Lattimore, Dr. James Scott, Prof. Terri Sundberg, Prof. Jixue Yu, and Prof. Tong Yu. Wang has also received guidance from renowned flutists across the globe such as William Bennett, Rachel Brown, Paul Edmund-Davies, Gergely Ittzés, Barthold Kuijken, and Karl-Heinz Schütz.