Jane Wang

Jane Wang


Parkway Central High School

Jinghui (Jane) Wang is currently 16 years old and a junior at Parkway Central High School. She was born in Nanjing, China in 2000 and has lived in Louisiana and Florida before moving to St. Louis in December of 2013 where she was welcomed with snow and buckets of fun. She told people to call her Jane in first grade after realizing no one could read and say Jinghui (it worked out!). She studied piano for some time and after getting 3rd place in a Louisiana Music Teachers Association (LMTA) competition in 2008 (she recently just found trophy proof of this), she stopped because she was told she could choose a band instrument. She chose flute then because she thought it was pretty. (this also worked out!). Since then, she has been actively involved in band and orchestra, first studying under Marion Hatton, and in 2013, made the Florida Middle School All-State Band. At school now, she is in the marching band and also played in the pit orchestra for their production of Mary Poppins in 2015. Last year, she played in the Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra at Webster University and participated in the St. Louis All-Suburban and Missouri All-State Band. This year, she participated in the All- State Orchestra.

Jane also enjoys participating in Academic Challenge, Mock Trial and being involved in theatre, working behind the scenes on tech crew. Aside from school and activities, she’s very good at zoning out to music, sleeping, and loves hanging out with friends, cats, and basically living in the band room.

Jane is currently studying under Jennifer Nitchman, a member of the St. Louis Symphony and is extremely excited for her first season in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. She would like to thank her parents, her band and orchestra directors, and Jennifer Nitchman, for putting up with her, teaching her, and giving her so much support throughout her music career.