May Tsao-Lim

Dr. May Tsao-Lim, Professor of Piano at Henderson State University, coordinates the group piano curriculum as well as teaches applied piano and piano pedagogy.

Prior to joining Henderson State University, Dr. Lim taught at Iowa State University and University College Sedaya International (Malaysia.) Besides college-level instruction, she has taught students of all ages for over 30 years. Her primary pedagogical foci include integrated teaching, adaptive teaching, effective learning, and efficient practicing.

Dr. Lim has presented pedagogy workshops at state and national conferences, teachers association chapters and groups in the States and Malaysia. Among her favorite workshop topics include Choreographing Technique at the Keyboard, Preparing the Independent Learner, 3-D & Beyond in Music Interpretation, and Integrated Teaching.

As an active chamber pianist, Dr. Lim often collaborates with faculty, guest artists, and principal members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at the ASO River Rhapsodies and Texarkana Symphony Orchestra’s chamber series.

Dr. Lim earned her B.M. in Piano Performance with highest honor 'Bronze Tablet' and two Master's degrees (Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma.