Melody Ouyang

Piano Texas Administrator
Ed Landreth 233 | 8172577232


D.M.A. New England Conservatory
M.M. Yale School of Music
B.M. The Juilliard School

“…one of the most expressive pianist in her generation…Her playing was sensitive and refine. It is rare, even in these days of burgeoning talent, to encounter a pianist who combines flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power.” –New York Concert Review
Melody Ouyang began her piano studies at the age of three. In her native country, she was a winner of several piano competitions at a very young age, including the Taiwan National Piano Competition. Dr. Ouyang came to the United States in 1990 as a scholarship student at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division.
Since moving to the United States, Dr. Ouyang has been a winner of several prestigious competitions, including the Artist International Piano Competition, Corpus Christi International Young Artists Competition, The Juilliard School Concerto Competition, International Young Artists Piano Competition, Corpus Christi Concerto Competition, etc. Melody’s performances as soloist with orchestra include appearances with The Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, The Virginia Symphony, The Taiwan National Symphony, among others. She has given solo and chamber music recitals in major concert venues in the U.S such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall in New York City, and Alice Tully Hall, and The Eisemann Center, and has toured Europe and Asia as a recitalist. Dr. Ouyang has participated and performed in some of the most prestigious music festivals, including The Tanglewood Institute, Aspen Music Festival, Blossom Festival, Banff Centre Summer Programs, and the Sarasota Music Festival. In addition, she was frequently featured in the WQXR radio station in New York City.
As a pedagogue, Dr. Ouyang has served as teaching fellows at Yale University and New England Conservatory of Music. She began teaching at her private piano studio in 2000. Her students have been winners in local, national, and international competitions. Many of her students have also been accepted to top universities and conservatories around the country. In 2010, she founded the Music Institute of North Texas in Frisco, Texas, and currently serves as the director of the school. Her passion for music education prompted her to establish The Texas Music Matters Foundation, a nonprofit organization that sponsors events throughout the year and provides scholarships for underprivileged gifted young musicians.
Dr. Ouyang has served and volunteered in numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations and is actively involved in her children’s schools-St. Mark’s School of Texas and The Hockaday School. She was a board member of Frisco Arts and is a member of The National Charities League. In 2020, she founded the Texas Music Matters Foundation, a nonprofit organization organizing events that advances the value of music education, and provides scholarships to underprivileged pre-college students to study music.
Melody received her Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, Master of Music Degree from Yale School of Music, and her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from New England Conservatory. Her primary teachers were Herbert Stessin, Peter Frankl, Jane Carlson, and Patricia Zander. Other artists and teachers, such as Claude Frank, Boris Berman and Leon Fleisher, among others also had significant influence on her.
Dr. Ouyang currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband, Luke and her two children. Her son, Jaden, is a cellist and an avid water polo athlete. Her daughter, Kaitlyn, is a pianist and a fierce debater.  Dr. Ouyang enjoys traveling with her family, together, they have visited 40+ countries and all continents.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, visiting museums, attending concerts, or simply snuggling with her 1.9 pound micro-teacup Yorkshire Terrier-Peanut!