UMass Boston

Kenneth Mok

Performing Arts
Departmental Assistant -Hourly

Areas of Expertise

Violin, String Techniques


Bachelor of Arts (Music), Hong Kong Baptist University
Master of Music (Violin Performance), The Boston Conservatory

Additional Information

Kenneth Mok received a Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Irina Muresanu, Ronan Lefkowitz, and Markus Placci. He completed his Bachelor of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University and studied with Lau Yin Pui at the Central Conservatory of Music at Beijing in an exchange program. He was awarded a diploma in Violin Performance by the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music. Recently, he completed the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Music Educator/Teaching Artist (META) fellowship program and joined the violin faculty at the University of Massachusetts (Boston).

As an active musician in the New England area, Kenneth’s recent leading roles include concertmaster of Calliope and second principle of Unitas Ensemble, Video Game Orchestra, and the Boston Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Boston Chamber Orchestra, UMass Boston Chamber Orchestra, and Hong Kong Baptist University Orchestra. Kenneth has performed in numerous national and international locations including Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Beijing (China), Fukuoka (Japan), and London.

Teaching Philosophy:

I enjoy helping my students take their love of music to the next level so that they can express themselves fully. Besides learning how to play the violin, students in my studio develop strong abilities in other areas as well. My students learn important life skills; how to focus and problem solve, how to be flexible in their thinking—and how to balance their physical, intellectual, and emotional energies—both on stage and off.

I am very thankful that I’ve been able to help my students achieve their goals. Whether we are focused on preparing for an audition, performance, competition, or working on a healthy practice technique, my overarching goals are to help students cultivate a curiosity and love of learning.

What life has shown me is that music is for everyone; it can open up a world of appreciation, insight, and self-realization. The key to finding yourself in music is through music. Learning to play the violin is a journey that rewards students with confidence and memories of performances as a shared, generous, and joyful experience.”