- Concert Artist
- Violin professor at the University of Taipei, Taiwan
Tracy Ho was born in Taiwan, started off her career as an internationally celebrated violinist. She met Dorothy DeLay at Aspen Music Festival, under her arrangement, was given the President's Award to study with Masao Kawasaki in Brooklyn College, and received instruction in Itzhak Perlman’s master class. Because of her devout interest in violin teaching, she later entered Teachers College, Columbia University. Her doctoral dissertation on ''Method and Apparatus for Teaching the Production of Tone in the Bowing of a Stringed Instrument,'' won the 1987 Teachers College the Dean's Grant for1987 Outstanding Dissertation Proposal, later on was patented (United States Patent Number: 5,038,662, 1991-2008) and published in ACM SIGCUE Outlook.
She later spent huge amount of time in studying relaxation and concentration, including learning meditation, and Tai-chi. In the meantime, integrate these experiences into her teaching.
Lately, her research team developed a computer‐based visualized quantitative vibrato analysis system (VQVA‐Sys) and concluded that maintaining temporal coincidence between the intensity peak and the target frequency is the crucial factor for achieving good intonation when performing vibrato; was also patented, “Methods, Systems, and Media for Performing Visualized Quantitative Vibrato Analysis'' (US8766080 B2, July, 1, 2014). And, was published in British Journal of Educational Technology (Ho, Lin, Chen, & Tsai, 2015). This paper was described as “redefinition” vibrato’s theory by Sweeney et al. (2017) after assessed technology enhancements in higher education using an analytic survey tool, which identified 1713 recent scholarly articles published in 19 international journals. This device is now implemented as an app called “myVibrato” for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Players often try to use different muscle groups in the body to find the most efficient way to play. This is not a one-step process. “myVibtato” app become the most reliable tool to help players to explore and reflect on this process. She is currently a violin professor in University of Taipei, Taiwan.