Graduate Teaching Assistant – Piano
Blake House 102
Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, Jin Xin (Alvin) Kong is a Piano Performance and Pedagogy Master's Student and Teaching Assistant at the University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM). He studies piano, teaches Class Piano and private lessons in the Preparatory Division, and provides piano accompanying at LHSOM.
Alvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, where he studied piano with Dr. Esther Wang and Richard Tostenson. Alvin is a member of the University of Idaho's Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter and the Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Music Society. In addition to the piano, Alvin also plays and studied the clarinet with Dr. Karrin Meffert-Nelson, and performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Musica Sinfonietta (Malaysia). In his free time, Alvin enjoys playing badminton, photography, and traveling.