Dr. Li specializes in cross-cultural music, ethnomusicology, and composition. She became a professional pipa (Chinese lute) player at the young age of 15. She has won many composition competitions in China. She later earned a M.Phil and M.M. on scholarship from Oxford University (England), and a certificate in computer-based composition and music technology at Reading University (England). She also graduated from the China Conservatory of Music. She joined the faculty at Fei Tian College in 2011 and is a prolific composer and arranger.