LI Yong-Gang was born in Taikang, Henan in 1910. His father, Li Xi-Chang, taught him how to play organ when he was a child, which was the beginning of his music education. He moved to Taiwan with his family in 1949, teaching at Ministry of National Defense’s War School. After retiring, he started writing about his thoughts on modern Chinese music composition. His most important writings include “Conducting,” “Composition,” and “Soundless Music.” He dedicated his life to music education. He wrote school songs for more than 150 schools. Li was awarded the Ministry of Education’s Medal for the Six Arts and the first Teacher’s Award. He died in Taipei in 1995.