The Fifth Moon Festival Gala of CIAU was held in Susan Howell Hall on September 19, 2013. The entire CIAU faculty warmly welcomed over 160 guests, including President Charles Edmondson, students and faculty from AU, ASC, and the Alfred community.
The festivity began with performance of Tai Yi Swimming Dragon by the Tai Chi Group, and followed of the solo Swimming Dragon Sword by Master Liu. The high point of the gala is "Under The Silver Moonlight" vocal music and guzheng duet. Alfred University soprano Professor Luanne Crosby and guzheng musician Zhongbei Wu of CIAU have mesmerized the whole audience.
The event ended with CIAU presenting a T-shirt with Chinese characters to every guest.