Xiang Gao is a founding director and educator at several higher education institutions and organizations in the U.S. and China. They include:

The Endowed Trustees Distinguished Professor of MusicUniversity of Delaware

President | China Music Foundation USA (CMF), a U.S. non-profit organization that supports artists, students, large performance and educational projects in music in both China and America promoting Sino-U.S. relations

The ZiJiang Distinguished Professor of Music (an endowed visiting professorship)East China Normal University in Shanghai

Distinguished Visiting Professor Xiamen University in Xiamen

Distinguished Visiting Professor |  Guangxi Normal University in Guilin