Exploring China: The “Middle Kingdom” Through Music & Story - Shaw Pong Liu - Young Audiences of MA


Exploring China: The “Middle Kingdom” Through Music & Story

Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Music|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: K-8
Scheduling Request

From the grasslands of Mongolia to the high mountain of Yunnan, master musician Shaw Pong Liu takes audiences on a musical journey through historical and contemporary China. Her suitcase packed with languages and musical instruments, Shaw Pong weaves history, geography, the Mandarin language and Chinese folk music in a dynamic exploration of China.

Program available in person, live online, or as a pre recorded video including one virtual artist visit.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Chinese Folk Music, History, Culture, Geography, Music, Classical Music

Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (Shaw Pong Liu begins at 32:57)


Single Performance: $750
Additional Performances: $600
Travel: $75 per day
Video Program (one week access+ one virtual artist visit): $600
Additional Artist Visit (30 min): $150
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote Live
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

Remote Pre Recorded
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Downloads are prohibited. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusettsartist.



  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 1 microphone stand with boom
  • 1 armless chair
  • 2 music stands or 1 easel for display of large‐format posters
  • projector and screen (if possible, please let AFLMA know if these cannot be provided)

Performance Space Requirements: 

  • Students seated on floor, if possible.
  • Prefer as intimate (small) a space as can comfortably accommodate all audience members.

Minimum space for performer: 5x8 feet

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 15 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes

Grades should be consecutive.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.