JF International Music Academy
Gladys Lux Education Award
Recognizes special initiatives or dedication to arts education.
About JF International Music Academy
Dr. Feifei Jiang is a founder and music director of the JF International Music Academy (JFIMA) in Lincoln. She has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, and China. Dr. Jiang’s awards include Best Performance at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, 2004; First Place in the Special Chopin and Mozart Prizes at the Asian Young Artist Piano competition, 2005; and Silver Medalist at the KMTA Collegiate Graduate Piano Competition, 2007. In 2013, she received a Doctor of Music Arts degree from the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music.
Dr. Jiang teaches piano at Doane University and JFIMA, and accompanies at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She has conducted piano masterclasses at Kansas State University and Northwest Missouri State University. Dr. Jiang believes that learning music is a multifaceted process, entailing mental, physical, and emotional growth that fosters expressive interpretation.
JFIMA was founded in 2015 by Dr. Feifei Jiang and Mr. David Chen to educate students of all ages about the fine arts. The academy enriches the Lincoln community by offering professional music concert series, traditional Chinese ensembles, and outreach performances. Dr. Jiang organizes JFIMA concerts in Omaha, Lincoln, and Kearney, and encourages her students to discover their own musical journey.