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MAP flute instructor Paula Chan Bing received her master’s degree in flute from Indiana University, Bloomington, and served there as a flute instructor. She was also assistant principal flute for the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra in Veracruz, Mexico, and played in the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. She has played in groups that championed works by multicultural and underperformed composers with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble and the Orchestra of Our Time. She has also performed with the Jupiter Symphony, Queens Symphony, and Alvin Ailey, as both ensemble member and soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and as an improvising soloist in Dance Theater of Harlem’s iconic Dougla. For Broadway’s Miss Saigon, Bing played Western flutes and was the dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) soloist. Recordings include The Billy Holiday Songbook by Terence Blanchard, CDs for Celine Dion and other mainstream artists, and Tribute to Abdul Wahab by Middle Eastern oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen as well as numerous film scores including Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Crooklyn. Playing, improvising, and creating sound design on world flutes, percussion, and folk harp, Bing toured Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, England, Australia, Sweden, and Spain with world culture storyteller and author Margaret Wolfson. One of the first group of teaching artists at the inception of the Lincoln Center Institute’s aesthetic education program, Bing traveled to Sweden and throughout the U.S. as a teacher trainer for Wynton Marsalis’ curriculum for Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has also worked in education for the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera, as multicultural concert coordinator at Midori and Friends, and director of education for the Queens Symphony. She is the artist trainer for Young Concert Artists International competition winners and assists in honing their communication skills for young audience concerts. In 1995, she was chosen by President Joseph Polisi to be codirector of the CD-ROM project The Juilliard Musical Adventure, which won two CODIE awards, and has authored the arts resource handbook of activities in music, dance, drama, and visual arts for teachers of special needs students. Bing teaches flute at the Music Conservatory of Westchester and Rockland Conservatory and plays eclectic duo repertoire with harp and guitar.