i.e. Are Mei-Ling and ______ singing together today?
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In this case, the singers (Mei-Ling and we/us) are the subject of the sentence, and we is the form of the first person plural pronoun you use in the subject. The rule is to choose the one that sounds correct if you drop the other party from the sentence: "Are we singing today?"
If "Are Mei-Ling and we singing today?" sounds awkward to you, you can flip the two parties: "Are we and Mei-Ling singing today?" The convention is to give the name of the other party before the personal pronoun in most cases (i.e., John and I rather than I and John), but that's a matter of etiquette rather than grammatical correctness, and in some scenarios it can be more appropriate to go with whatever sounds less awkward.