Hong Shao received her bachelor’s degree in music education with concentration in Pipa (a traditional Chinese music instrument) from the School of Music, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China. She taught music and music instruments in the 2nd Professional High School of Harbin to music students for five years. She then worked for the Radio Station of the Heilongjiang Province in China as music editor for five years and the head for the music department for two years before she moved to the United States. She joined the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts in August 2004 as the Patron Service Coordinator. She has been a Roster Artist of the Kentucky Arts Council since 2003 and actively engaged in promoting Chinese Cultures in Kentucky through music education and performances.