Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Dr. Wayne Ching enjoys a musical career as a solo pianist, chamber musician, and educator. He completed his bachelor and master’s degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Gregory Allen and Anton Nel, and doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota studying with Lydia Artymiw. Other influential mentors include Norman Krieger and the late Seymour Lipkin. His performances have been broadcast on various medias across the country, including WQXR, WUSF/WSMR, FOX29, and KPAC. As a passionate chamber musician, Dr. Ching regularly collaborates with principal members of Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and San Antonio Symphony. Festival appearances include Kneisel Hall, Sarasota, Brevard, Sunflower, Garth Newel, and Cactus Pear.