Significant teachers and mentors:
Some of Ms. Ma's significant teachers and mentors include those with whom she studied during her years in school. Robert Shannon was her instructor at the Oberlin Conservatory, Antonio Pompa-Baldi at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and George Vatchnadtze at DePaul School of Music in Chicago. She has also been influenced by those that she has worked with and attended master classes with throughout the world such as Sergei Babayan, Alexander Toradze, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Emanuel Krosovsky, Vladmir Viardo, Fou Ts'ong, and Russell Sherman.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Additionally, she performs regularly abroad in countries such as China, Italy, Switzerland, the Dominican Republic, and Poland.