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AWARDS

      

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

  - Project: To be Heard X Unheard

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

  - Project: Voir dire; To be Heard X Unheard

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

  - Piece: The Narrator

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

  - Piece: Prospering

* Finalist, The American Prize in Opera, Theater, Film, Dance-- Student Division (2015)

  - Piece: Lost, am I

* Honorable Mention, IVC Music: Student Composers Competition (2015)

  - Piece: Mujeres

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

  - Song: Lullaby of Nostalgia

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

  - Score: Deathigner

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

  - Piece: Soundscape

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

  - Film: OMW

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)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

                          Event: Music Academy of the West Summer Festival

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

                          Spring Quarter, 2016 Adolescent Development, supervised by Janice Hansen

* 2014–2016    Teaching Assistant in Claire Trevor School of the Arts at 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 at 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 of Summer Research Program Symposium at University of California, Irvine.

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

AFFILIATIONS

* Board Member     International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM)                        2020-2022

* 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

CONFERENCES

* 2019              VU 3, a symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music                                         Park City, UT, United States

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

                         Panel: Creative Process

                        Music and Erotics, Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh                                                   Pittsburgh, PA, United States

                         Call for Score & Roundtable Discussion (Performer in Residence: Anna Elder)

* 2016              New Expressions: Women in Music Technology, University of California, Irvine                            Irvine, CA, United States

                         Committee member

* 2015              Eureka! Musical Minds of California Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz                  Santa Cruze, CA, United States

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

COMMISSIONS / FESTIVALS

* 2020              26th Young Composers Meeting, Selected Composer                                                                       Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
                           - organised by orkest de ereprijs, the Gaudeamus Foundation and Podium Gigant Apeldoorn.

                           Sonorities Festival Belfast 2020: Immersive Audio for the Sonic Lab, Selected Artist                 Belfast, Northern Ireland

                           - Co-produced by the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) and Moving on Music.

                      She Scores Festival, Guest Artist                                                                                                         Pittsburgh, PA, United States

* 2019              White Snake Project, Commissioned Composer                                                                                Boston, MA, United States

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

                         UCI Illuminations, Guest Artist                                                                                                             Irvine, CA, United States

* 2018              New Music On the Point Festival (NMOP), Selected Composer                                                        Leicester, VT, United States

PUBLICATIONS

Film

* 2017              On My Way (Documentary)

                           Credits: Director, Producer, Film Editor, Writer

Album

* 2019              On My Way- Original Acores and Soundtracks

                           Credits: Composer, Songwriter, Arranger, Performer-Improviser, Producer

                         Speed Dating (mini album)

                           Credits: Composer, Producer

* 2018              Music Journey

                           Credits: Composer

                           Recorded and released by Baroque Camerata

* 2016              Touching

                           Credits: Composer

                           Recorded and released by Baroque Camerata

* 2014              Sensation

                           Credits: Composer

                           Recorded and released by Baroque Camerata

* 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

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)
      National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2014, 2016)
      Course: Music Appreciation, instructed by Fu-chin Huang

* Introduction to 4th Species Counterpoint

     University of California, Irvine

     Course: Music Theory C, supervised by Lukas Ligeti (Spring Quarter, 2016)

SCORING & SOUND DESIGN

Theatre

* 2018  Intermedia Musical: Tdot                                           Taipei, Taiwan

* 2015  ¡Diversi…Qué?                                                             Irvine, CA

* 2013  Kiss on the Moon 吻在月球崩毀時                          Kaohsiung, Taiwan      

                   

Film

* 2019  The Missing Ingredient - Animation                         Los Angeles, CA                            

* 2014  Rosemary - Animation                                              New York, NY                           

* 2014  Fleeting 曇華 - Animation                                         Taipei, Taiwan                                                      

* 2014  Ciao - Animation                                                         Taichung, Taiwan                                         

* 2013  Deathigner - Animation                                             Taipei, Taiwan         

Commercial                 

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

* 2009  International 21st Summer Deaflympics                Taipei, Taiwan

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);

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);

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);
Northern Ireland  Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast);

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);

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