Mei Mei Meng studied at the Juilliard School Preparatory Division and at the Curtis Institute of Music from 1969 to 1971 before receiving her B.F.A. from Purchase College (State University of New York), her postgraduate diploma at the Mannes College of Music, and her master's degree from Queens College (City University of New York). She studied piano with Adele Marcus, Eleanor Sokoloff, Jeanette Haien, and Herbert Stessin, and theory with Carl Schachter and Edward Aldwell.
She has been a piano soloist with numerous orchestras and winner of several competitions, has taught at Hunter and Queens colleges, and is a faculty member at the Mannes College of Music.
Ms. Meng joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1982.