College Faculty: Head of Aural Skills and Coordinator of Tutoring Composition Course Faculty: Senior Orchestration
Yu-Chun Chien is a Taiwanese composer based in the United States and Taiwan. Her compositions and arrangements have been published and performed in Taiwan, the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Canada. She has appeared at festivals and residencies such as Time of Music (Musiikin aika), ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week, June in Buffalo, NUNC4! New Music Conference and Festival, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, impuls International Ensembles and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music, Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Etchings Festival, and the Loretto Project. She has collaborated with some of the world’s prestigious orchestras, ensembles, and musicians, including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Signal, Decoda Ensemble, loadbang, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Suono Giallo, Uunsinta Ensemble, Longleash Piano Trio, David Gilbert, Brad Lubman, Pablo Rus Broseta, Fusao Kajima, and many others.
Yu-Chun has received several prizes, awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions, including the Second Prize, the Orchestra’s Choice, and the Audience’s Choice in the Orchestra Composition Competitions held by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Distinction Awards in the Solo/Duet Composition Competition and Choral Composition Competition organized by the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, the Representative Piece of Taiwan in the International Rostrum of Composers, the Representative Piece of Taiwan in the Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, the “Call for Scores” Commission Awards from the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the selected work in the 113 Call For Scores, the Scholarship for Overseas Study from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, the Grants from the National Culture and Arts Foundation, and many others.
Yu-Chun is a full-time faculty and the Head of Aural Skills at Manhattan School of Music. Previously, she was a Teaching Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. She has also served on the panel of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.
Yu-Chun received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Some of her most influential teachers have been Reiko Füting, Susan Botti, and Chung-Kun Hung.
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