June 2019  |  Wuhan and Beijing

Take part in an extraordinary musical and educational opportunity by singing, traveling, and studying in China! A special UW-Parkside chamber choir will share in an exchange with a choir from Jianghan University and spend three days in historic Beijing.



November 30, 2018

Applications due. Visit the Study Abroad website for detailed information regarding applications.

May 20-27, 2019

Students from Jianghan University in Wuhan, China visit UW-Parkside and perform with Parkside students in two concerts in Wisconsin.

June 9-19, 2019 

Parkside students tour Beijing and the Great Wall and perform in two concerts alongside their new friends in China.


Monday, November 26 at 12 pm in RITA 130.

Join Dr. Kinchen to learn more about the trip, the class, and the audition.


The first ten students who submit applications by November 30 will be eligible for an additional $1,500 scholarship provided by The Patrons Music Fund.

Academic Credit

You will earn credit by enrolling in two 2-credit classes, one with Choir Director Dr. Kinchen and the other with our China expert, Dr. George Wang, and we will help you register for the correct courses.

Parkside Sings in China  |  MUSP 390  |  2 credits  |  Dr. Kinchen
Getting to Know China  |  INTS 490  |  2 credits  |  Dr. Wang


Auditions will take place throughout the entire fall semester by appointment. 

You do not need to be a music major to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, but you should have some choral background such as high school, church, University choir, or similar experience.

Studying Abroad

You will get to know students from China and learn about their culture and history, so this trip is also a study abroad opportunity. Learn more about traveling, financial aid availability, and more from International Student Services and Study Abroad.


Including most expenses, the cost is anticipated to be about $2800, plus tuition. Wisconsin residents can benefit from a $1000 travel scholarship. An additional scholarship of $1500 may be available for students who apply by Nov 30.


Jared Holloway  |


Laine Philippa  |

"We are excited to embark on an artistic and cultural exchange with Jianghan University’s School of Music. With this exchange of our two choirs, we seek to forge an enduring friendship with students, faculty, and staff from China that will nurture mutual understanding and appreciation through shared experience.”

Lesley Walker
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities

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