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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

* 2018-19         TK-3 Elementary School Classroom Music Educator, Music for Minors, San Carols, CA.

                          Program Specialist, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, CA.

* 2016               Live Stream Producer and Technician, Little Dog Live, NY.

                          Event: Music Academy of the West Summer Festival

                          Teaching Assistant, School of Education, University of California, Irvine.

                          Spring Quarter, 2016 Adolescent Development, supervised by Janice Hansen

* 2014–2016    Teaching Assistant, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine.

                          Fall Quarter, 2014 Music Theory A, supervised by Russell Knight

                            Winter Quarter, 2015 Music Theory B, supervised by Amy Bauer

                            Spring Quarter, 2015 Music Theory C, supervised by Alan Terricciano

                            Summer Session, 2015 Introduction to Music, instructed by Alan Terricciano (Online Course)

                            Fall Quarter, 2015 Music Theory/Musicianship D, supervised by Russell Knight

                            Winter Quarter, 2016 Music Theory B, supervised by Lukas Ligeti

                            Spring Quarter, 2016 Music Theory C, supervised by Lukas Ligeti

* 2015–2016    Graduate Student Teaching Intern, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa.

                            Summer Session, 2015, Musicianship, supervised by Ricardo Soto

                            Fall Semester, 2015, Music Theory, supervised by Ricardo Soto

                            Spring Semester, 2015, Music Theory, supervised by Ricardo Soto

* 2015              Peer Mentor, Summer Research Program Symposium, University of California, Irvine.

* 2007 –Present  Composer in Residence, Yunlin Sharing Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan.

AFFILIATIONS

* Board Member     International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM)                        2020-present

* Co-Founder          Interdisciplinary Artists Collective fff                                               2018-present

* Member                Stanford New Ensemble (SNE)                                                         2018-present

* Member                Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)                                 2014-present

* Member                California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT)  2014-present

* Member                UC Student-Workers Union UAW 2865                                            2014-2016

COMMISSIONS

Concert

* White Snake ProjectBoston, MA, U.S.

    - Project / SING OUT STRONG: DeColonized Voices  (2020)

    - Project / SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices  (2019)

* New Music On The PointU.S.

    - Project / Alum Commissioning Project  (2020) / Supported by the Robert Black Foundation

* Baroque CamerataKaohsiung, Taiwan

    - Album / Music Journey  (2018)

    - Album /Touching  (2016)

    - Album / Sensation  (2014)

Theatre (Scoring & Sound Design)

* 2018  Intermedia Musical: Tdot                                           Taipei, Taiwan

* 2015  ¡Diversi…Qué?                                                             Irvine, CA, U.S.

* 2013  吻在月球崩毀時                                                         Kaohsiung, Taiwan      

                   

Film (Scoring & Sound Design)

 

* 2020  LUCKY - Animation                                                     Los Angeles, CA, U.S.      

* 2019  The Missing Ingredient - Animation                         Los Angeles, CA, U.S.                            

* 2014  Rosemary - Animation                                              New York, NY, U.S.                           

* 2014  曇華 - Animation                                                        Taipei, Taiwan                                                      

* 2014  Ciao - Animation                                                         Taichung, Taiwan                                         

* 2013  Deathigner - Animation                                             Taipei, Taiwan         

Commercial (Scoring)                 

 

* 2013  佐心房釉新室 - Commercial                                    Taipei, Taiwan                       

* 2009  International 21st Summer Deaflympics                Taipei, Taiwan

FESTIVALS

* 2020              Sonorities Festival Belfast 2020: Immersive Audio for the Sonic Lab, Selected Artist                 Belfast, NIR, U.K.

                      26th Young Composers Meeting, Selected Composer                                                                       Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
                      She Scores Festival, Guest Artist                                                                                                         Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.

* 2019              Laboratoire de musique contemporaine de Montréal, Selected Composer                                    Montreal, QC, Canada

                         UCI Illuminations, Guest Artist                                                                                                              Irvine, CA, U.S.

* 2018              New Music On the Point Festival (NMOP), Selected Composer                                                         Leicester, VT, U.S.

CONFERENCES

* 2020              New Music Gathering                                                                                                                             Portland, OR, U.S.

                         Lecture-recital: Speed Dating with Randy the Squireel

                        eavesdropping symposium: creative activism: radical responses within new music                     London, ENG, U.K.

                         Lecture-recital: I kid You Not- Activist, Humor, and Experimental Music Theatre

* 2019              VU 3, a symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music                                         Park City, UT, U.S.

                         Lecture-recital: I kid You Not- Activist, Humor, and Experimental Music Theatre

                         Panel Discussion: Creative Process

                        Music and Erotics, Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh                                                   Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.

                         Call for Score & Round-table Discussion (Performer in Residence: Anna Elder)

* 2016              New Expressions: Women in Music Technology, University of California, Irvine                            Irvine, CA, U.S.

                         Committee member

* 2015              Eureka! Musical Minds of California Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz                  Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.

                         Call for Score (Ensemble in Residence: Amaranth String Quartet)

SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS

* Gender Diversity in Computer Music Scholarship, CCRMA, Stanford University (2019 & 2016)

  Workshop: Designing Physical Interactions for Music; Audio Plug-Ins Designed with Faust

* Mentor Graduate Diversity AwardsDECADE Program, University of California, Irvine (2015)

- Community Commissioning Project in partnership with DECADE program, Bowers Museum, and the Orange County Historical Society.

* MTNA Teacher Enrichment Grant, Foundation Fund, Music Teachers National Association (2017)

* Experimental Performance Lab (xMPL) Technology Support Grant, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine (2015)

* Graduate Research & Travel Grant Award, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine (2015 & 2016)

* Outstanding Academic Award, College of Liberal Arts, National Sun Yat-Sen University (2011)

* Outstanding Composition Award, Department of Music, National Sun Yat-Sen University (2010, 2011 & 2012)

GUEST LECTURES

* On My Way- Cultural Experiences and Identities of 1st, 1.5, and 2nd Generation Asian American

     University of California, Berkeley

     Course: Music in American Culture, instructed by Carla Brunet (Summer Session, 2015)

* Interdisciplinarity and Free Improvisation in Music Composition and Performance

     National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan             

     Course: Composition Symposium (Spring Semester, 2017)

* Creative Practice and Interactive Technology in Contemporary Music

     National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan             

     Course: Computer Music II, instructed by Chien-Yu Huang (Spring Semester, 2018)

* Director without the Script- My life experiences and my music

      National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (2014, 2016)

AWARDS

* The American Prize in Opera, Theater, Film, Dance-- Student Division, 1st Prize Winner (2017); Finalist (2015)

  - Projects: To be Heard X Unheard; Lost, am I

* ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, Finalist (2019 & 2017)

  - Projects: Voir dire; To be Heard X Unheard

* u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD (Ars Electronica) in Digital Music, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan, 1st Prize Winner, (2007)

  - Piece: Prospering

* Reno Pops Orchestra Composer’s Night Competition, Second Runner Up (2016)

  - Piece: The Narrator

* IVC Music: Student Composers CompetitionHonorable Mention (2015)

  - Piece: Mujeres

* The American Tracks Music Awards in Best Female Performer, Winner (2017)

  - Song: Lullaby of Nostalgia

* 4C Digital Design Awards in Animation Original Score,  Industrial Development Bureau Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, Winner (2013)

  - Score: Deathigner

* Taipei Soundscape Program- MRT Station Ambient Music Competition, Taipei City Government and Metro Taipei, Honorable Mention (2017)

  - Piece: Soundscape

* Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker Awards (FFIFA)Finalist (2017)

  - Film: OMW

PUBLICATIONS

Film

* 2017              On My Way (Documentary)

                           Credits: Director, Producer, Film Editor, Writer

Album

* 2019              Speed Dating (mini album)

                           Credits: Composer, Producer

* 2010              Music Book, Story Box

                           Composer, Performer, Writer

                           Recorded and released by Yunlin Sharing Chamber Orchestra.

Journal

* 2017              ink&coda (issue 4.2 | Summer 2017)

                         Piece Published: Preconsciousness

COLLABORATIONS (As a Composer)
 

* Ensembles

U.S.                 Amaranth Quartet (San Francisco, CA);

                        fff Ensemble (Stanford, CA);

                        Stanford New Music Ensemble (Stanford, CA);

France            Ensemble Instrumental de l'ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Dijon);

Netherlands   orkest de ereprijs (Apeldoorn);

Taiwan            Taipei Symphony Orchestra (Taipei);

                        Tone Melody Flute Ensemble (Taipei);

                        Baroque Camerata (Kaohsiung);

                        Muse Trio (Yunlin);

                        Yunlin Sharing Chamber Orchestra (Yunlin);

* Musicians

bassist Robert Black (USA); Dylan Romaine (USA); Laura Nygren (Netherlands);

soprano Anna Elder (USA); Kirsten Wiest (USA); Elizabeth Gartman (USA);

percussionist Colin McCall (USA); Niki Johnson (Australia);

taiko/shakuhachi player Shi-wei Willie Wu (USA);

clarinetist Christine Hoerning (Canada); Julia Lougheed (USA)

saxophonist Antonin Bourgault (Canada);

lute player Anson Brown (USA);

guitarist Anthony Caulkins (USA); Jordan Watson (USA);

accordion player Borey Shin (USA);

harpist Chia-ling Chang (Taiwan);

multi-instrumentalist Hassan Estakhrian (USA); Molly Jones (USA);

* Artists

media artist Simona Fitcal (Romania);

choreographer Boroka Nagy (Hungary/USA);

visual artist Christopher Wong (USA);

animator Chun-wei Kuo (Taiwan); Yue Huang (China);

model Sharon Kuo (Taiwan/USA); Edmund Truong (USA);

actor Desiree Nguyen (USA); Ryan Schwalm (USA);

lighting designer Sarah Resch (USA).

 

* Venues

U.S.                        Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (Stanford, CA);

                               Bing Concert Hall Studio (Stanford, CA);

                               Dinkelspiel Auditorium, (Stanford, CA);

                               Orange County Museum of Arts (Newport Beach, CA);

                               Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) (Irvine, CA);

                               Winifred Smith Hall (Irvine, CA);

                               Emerson Paramount Theatre (Boston, MA);

                               Multicultural Arts Center (Boston, MA);

                               Pao Performing Arts Center (Boston, MA);

                               CitySpace (Boston, MA);

                               Katzin Concert Hall (Temple, AZ);

Canada                  Montreal Conservatory of Music (Montreal, Quebec);

                               Resonance Café, (Montreal, Quebec);

                               Casa Obscura (Montreal, Quebec);

France                   Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon (Dijon);

Netherlands          Podium Gigant (Apeldoorn);
U.K.                         Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast, Northern Ireland);

Taiwan                   National Theater and Concert Hall (Taipei);

                               Forum Music: Musical Performing Arts Theater (Taipei);

                               National Taichung Theater (Taichung);

                               Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government (Kaohsiung);

                               Cultural Affairs Department, Yunlin County Government (Yunlin);

                               National Sun Yat-Sen University (Kaohsiung);

                               National Chung Cheng University (Chiayi);

                               Chang Jung Christian University (Tainan);

                               National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yunlin);

COLLABORATIONS (As a Performer)

* Ensemble

U.S.       Sō Percussion (NYC, NY);

              St. Lawrence String Quartet (Stanford, CA);

              Antenna Fuzz (Los Angeles, CA);

              Taiko Center of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA);

Taiwan  Yunlin Sharing Chamber Orchestra (Yunlin).

* Festivals

West Hollywood Dance Festival (Santa Monica, CA);

FOUR: New Dances at Stanford TAPS (Stanford, CA);

 

* Venues

U.S.       Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (Stanford, CA);

              Bing Concert Hall (Stanford, CA);

              Dinkelspiel Auditorium (Stanford, CA);

              Roble Dance Studio (Stanford, CA);

              Highway Performance Space and Gallery (Santa Monica, CA);

              Orange County Museum of Arts (Newport Beach, CA);

              Experimental Performance Lab (Irvine, CA);

              Winifred Smith Hall (Irvine, CA);

Canada Resonance Café, (Montreal, Quebec);

Taiwan  Cultural Affairs Department, Yunlin County Government (Yunlin);

              National Chung Cheng University (Chiayi);

              National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yunlin);

© 2020 Michele Cheng.