PICK UP! (vol.2) PENG ZIXUAN/ Graduate School of Design

There are more than 300 diversed students are enrolled in “Future-Creation (MIRAI)” Course.
In this section, we will focus on students who are engaged in unique activities and introduce their achievements and activities from their own perspectives.

The second student is PENG ZIXUAN (D3) of the Graduate School of Design.


Seeking to become a versatile researcher who has a lifelong passion for music

I completed my master’s degree at a university in China where I studied vocal music, piano, cello, composition, and other aspects of music. I have won many awards in several different competitions including vocal music and piano. During my studies, I worked on two research projects, wrote nine theses, and gave 10 oral presentations. I moved to Japan in 2018 to study Japanese and have been a member of the doctoral program at Kyushu University since 2020. Currently, I am conducting research to apply music theory, which is utilized by advanced music learners in gaining a deeper understanding of music, to the field of basic music education.

Besides my daily research, I work as a Chinese language instructor. Before moving to Japan, I was able to master both the Chinese traditional and Italian bel canto singing methods, and utilized their vocal techniques in my work as an announcer in China for clearer articulation. This knowledge enables me to uniquely instruct my international students in better ways to improve their overall language skills.

My main area of expertise has been in the field of music research, but through my participation in K-SPRING, I have also become interested in the current issues that foreign female researchers are facing, the topic of the revitalization of local culture, and of supporting the mentally and physically challenged. Therefore, I am actively pursuing each of these subjects to research.

In the future, I would like to develop my hobbies while conducting research that spans multiple fields, seeking to become a versatile researcher.

Photo of me when I was an announcer.