The recipient of a Ph.D. in music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master and Bachelor degree from Central Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Beijing, China, Dr. Yuanlin Chen has established an impressive career in the music field. His compositions in various genres and forms include orchestral, choral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works, as well as music written for television, movies, and dance. His music has been performed worldwide at major concerts and venues in Australia, England, Romania, Japan, China and the U.S.A. Commissions and funding for Dr. Chen's compositions have come from a variety of sources including the American Composers Forum's Jerome Composer Commissioning Program, The American Music Center, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, MGQ/Jerome Foundation Commissioning Project, Kronos Quartet, Silk Road Foundation, NFAA, Tokyo Concerts, Inc. and movie studios, television stations, ensembles and orchestras worldwide.
As a professional musician, Dr. Chen is also a dedicated music educator and advocator.
His music teaching experience can be retrieved back in 1984 when he served as a teaching fellow teaching solfeggio and ear training in Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China during his graduate study in the same institution. He then was admitted as a lecturer in CCM after he completed his graduate degree program and taught courses including Composition, Electronic and Computer Music, Music Theory until 1991 he left to U.S.A to pursuit his Doctor degree. He was a reliable teaching assistant during the years from 1991 to 1995 when studied at SUNY at Stony Brook in the United States.
He had been invited to serve as a guest professor of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing from 2002 to 2012. As a visiting composer, he also gave lectures at institutions in the States, such as Peabody Conservatory of Music and Oregon University, School of Music. He is a private tutor for composition, violin, piano and music theory students in all ages as well.
Dr. Chen is a guest conductor of Melody of China, a San Francisco-based professional Chinese music ensemble. He currently is the artistic director/conductor of the Concord Chorus, a community chorus based at Queens, New York with most members aged from their 40s to 70s. He understands the old adults and develops his effective ways to communicate and teach the group. He leads the chorus active at concerts hold at venues such as Queens Library, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Herald Mission Center. The chorus also participated in Make Music New York 2014, New York Chinese Choir Festival, and won enthusiastic applauds from audients.
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Innova CD 721
Sunbow CD 0001
Sunbow CD 0002
CRI CD 805
Rite Innova CD 118
Festa Innova CD 118