Music professor gets recognition

Everything is on the go at Grambling. The grease of semesters passed is weaseling out of the cafeteria. Local businesses returned for more revenue. Professors are on the move. Construction serves as an erasure to the broken elevators and unfit living conditions of yesteryear.

With announcements on endowments and campus wide program growth in general, it’s easy to miss others on the intellectual incline.

Don’t sleep on Ye Tao. The orchestra director and assistant professor was chosen to be a chairperson for the Louisiana Music Educators Association.

The purpose of the association is to elevate the character, advance the professional interest, and promote the cause of music education in Louisiana.

The spirited Tao said that he wanted these feats publicized to bring more prestige to the university. He stressed that the recognition was good for the school.

Tao was born in Shenyang, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

His Master’s Degree was earned in Violin Performance and Conducting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

He was concertmaster for the Lianoning Symphony Orchestra, Opera House and Ballet Company in China.

He also plays with the Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Longview, South Arkansas, Monroe, Rapiedes and Mississippi Delta orchestra.

He was also named president of the American String Teachers’ Association.

He discusses music with enthusiasm that could lead listeners to believe that Bach and Chopin ate Sunday dinner at home with him in Monroe .

He joined the Grambling family in 1996 and is sure to be a promising professor for years. The world is truly his stage.