Music of China with University Singers May 19-30, 2020



Join the University Singers on this custom-designed, once-in-a-life time cultural experience sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Music.

  • The University Singers and their Chinese counterparts will sing together at various venues.  Chinese artists will put on stunning performances to showcase their home-grown cultures and customs.
  • Hohhot, Inner Mongolia – Traditionally well-known for singing and dancing, especially throat-singing (indigenous singing practice of the region), eagle and horse dances depicting age-old artistic forms.
  • Shanxi Province – Local music classes and learning about all types of Chinese music instruments.
  • 200-year-old Qikou village – Ancient flagstone alleyways, old temples and handicraft artisans, cave dwellings and chatting with captivating locals.
  • Wudang monastery – Coexistence of Buddhism and Tibetan culture.


Day 1    Depart U.S. Day 5    Baotou Day 9      Lv Liang
Day 2    Arrive Hohhot Day 6    Taiyuan Day 10    Qikou
Day 3    Hohhot Day 7    Taiyuan Day 11    Beijing
Day 4    Baotou Day 8    Taiyuan Day 12    Depart China


$3000 / person

Includes: International round-trip airfare, Chinese visa fee, domestic transport within China, admission fees, a professional bilingual tour director throughout the trip, local drivers, meals as indicated, and lodging based on double occupancy (Single room supplement is $500.00).

Not included in the cost are passport fees (valid for six months from date of departure), transportation to/from a Missouri airport, extra baggage/excessive baggage weight costs, insurance and medical attention costs, and tips for local drivers and bellhops.

Payment Schedule:

                 December 2, 2019              Non-refundable deposit: $700/person
                 January 27, 2020                Second payment: $1000
                 March, 16, 2020                  Remaining balance: $1300

Please make checks payable to the University of Missouri. If the trip is cancelled, your deposit will be returned.

Passport and completed visa application forms must be received by March 16, 2020.

                                                                         TRIP LEADERS

Dr. Julia Gaines
            Dr. Julia Gaines
Director of the School of Music

Dr. Paul Crabb
             Dr. Paul Crabb
Director of the University Singers

Gary Dou
                     Gary Dou
Native Speaker & Tour Director to China











For more information, full details, and/or a conversation with Gary Dou please call (573) 268-5228 or email