Tingting Mei（梅婷婷）joined the Confucius Institute at the College of William and Mary as a volunteer teacher in February 2018. She is currently a graduate student at Beijing Normal University majoring in Musicology. She specializes in playing and teaching Chinese traditional instruments, specifically the Pipa and Zhongruan. Tingting has won numerous awards as a professional musician, including third place in the 2017 Dunhuang Cup National Pipa Competition for a Pipa duet and the bronze award for a Pipa solo as well as second prize in the Liaoyuan International Pipa Competition in 2015. Tingting is excited to be joining the staff of WMCI and eager to work with the William and Mary and Hampton Roads communities!