Carol Xiong currently serves as Part Time Lecturer of Music at Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University’s joint venture, BNU-HKBU United International College in Zhuhai, China. She is also completing her Doctorate of Music at the Université de Montréal, where she is studying piano performance on a scholarship with Jean Saulnier. Her doctorate thesis is on piano pedagogy. 

Carol holds an Artist Diploma and Master’s Degree in piano performance from the Université de Montréal, where she also won the Piano Excellence Award. She earned her Bachelor of Music (Honors) from the Eastman School of Music, where she double majored in piano performance and music theory. In addition, she earned an Associate Diploma of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (First Class Honors with Distinction), where she was twice winner of the highest scholarship and was a student of the Keyboard Department Chair, Karen Quinton. 

Carol has had over 12 years of experience teaching piano, starting when she was the youngest music teacher at the oldest music school in Canada. Since 2018, Carol has also been a writer for La Scena Musicale, Canada’s biggest and most prestigious classical music magazine. Her writings on music theory, music appreciation, and musical news have been translated into French and published in both English and French across Canada and internationally.