Yu-Chun Chien

Yu-Chun Chien, born in Taiwan, holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Taipei National University of the Arts. Currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Reiko Fueting, she serves as a teaching fellow in the College theory department and as a faculty member in the Precollege Division. Some of her most influential teachers have been Susan Botti, Chung-Kun Hung, Tsung-Hsien Yang, and Wan-Jen Huang.

Yu-Chun Chien has received awards and commissions from the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, and several soloists and ensembles. She has participated in master classes with Franck Bedrossian, Raphael Cendo, Isabel Mundry, Susan Botti, and Joel Hoffman. Her compositions have been performed in Asia, the United States, and Europe, including a mixed four-part choral piece that was selected to be performed on behalf of Taiwan in the 29th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival. Her orchestra and chamber pieces have been published by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Yu-Chun Chien constantly searches for new means of expression, which can be transformed in personal and intimate ways.

Yu-Chun has earned several scholarships, including the scholarship for overseas study from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, the Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Scholarship Fund, a scholarship from Manhattan School of Music, and a full scholarship to the ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2015.

ychien@msmnyc.edu