Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Composition, Eastman School of Music, May 2009

Master of Arts, Music Composition, University of Chicago, June 2004    

Bachelor of Music, Composition, The Juilliard School, May 2002


Honors and Awards

3rd Place, Wright State University Trombone Festival Composition Contest, 2016

Winner, J & V Foundation Commission Award, Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California, 2012

Winner, Alabama Music Teachers Association State Commission Award, 2012

ASCAPlus Award, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005

Winner, International Call for Duet, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, 2009.

Belle Gitelman Award, Eastman 2005

Finalist, Margaret Blackburn Memorial Competition, 2005

Finalist, Earplay Donald Aird Memorial Composers Competition, 2005

Winner, ISCM Composition Competition, USA Florida Chapter, Florida International University, 2004

First Prize (Leo Kaplan Award), ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, 2002

First Prize, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize, International Alliance for Women in Music, 2002

Winner, SCI / ASCAP Commission Project Competition, Region II (NY, NJ, PA), 2002

Palmer Dixon Prize, Juilliard Composition Department Highest Honor, 2002


Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants

Grant for a new work commission, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan 2012

Faculty Development Grant, Samford University, 2010-2011

Grant for New Composition, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan 2010

Grant for New Composition, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan 2006-2008

Samuel Adler Scholarship, Eastman 2004-2007

Professional Development Funds, Graduate Student Association, Eastman 2005


Teaching Experience

Lecturer, West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV), August 2014-present

  Composition Lessons (undergraduate and graduate levels)

  Graduate Theory Review

  Written Theory III - Chromatic Harmony

  Written Theory IV - Form & Analysis




Lecturer, Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music (Pittsburgh, PA), August 2013-May 2014



Assistant Professor of Music, Samford University (Birmingham, AL), August 2008-May 2013

  Composition Lessons (undergraduate and graduate levels)

  Composition Seminar

  Introduction to Composition

  Music Theory II - Diatonic Harmony

  Music Theory III - Chromatic Harmony

  Music Theory IV - Late 19th / 20th Century Music, Introduction to Set Theory

  Form & Analysis



  Instrumental Arranging

  Introduction to Music Technology


Higher Education Administrative Experience and Service (Samford University)

  Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Samford University, 2012-2013

Oversee all aspects of graduate music program (M.M. and M.M.E.) - recruiting, admission, enrollment, graduate assistantship, placement test, academic advising, and chair all oral comprehensive examinations. 

  Coordinator of Theory & Musicology, Samford University, 2011-2013

 Oversee music theory, composition , and musicology curriculum, and coordinate multiple sections of music theory classes and theory labs.

  Director of Music Technology Lab, Samford University, 2008-2013


 Oversee the operation of the music technology lab with 22 student workstations and 1 faculty workstation; Regularly offer faculty workshops in topics related to music technology.

  Faculty Senate, 2011-2013

  Faculty Advisory Board, Graduate Student Council, 2011-2013

  Chair, Graduate Music Committee, 2012-2013



[New Commission: Work-in-progress][piano four hands]. 2017

Rhapsody on the Chaconne Theme  [viola]. Hsin-Yun Huang. 2014

Night  [Violin, Timpani]. Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and Friends Chamber Music Series. 2014

Dance to the Moon [ Cello, Piano], Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California. 2013

ki-go  [Flute, Violin, Piano, Percussion]. Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and Friends Chamber Music Series. 2012

Toccata  [Bassoon, Piano]. Pro Art Bassoon Ensemble. 2012

Ritual Mask [Trio for Clarinet, Violin, Piano]. Alabama Music Teachers Association. 2012

Early Bird Specials [Saxophone and Percussion]. Chi-Huan Wu. 2011

Fanfare for Our Time - The Darkness and A Vision [Boston Brass with Samford Wind Ensemble]. 2011

A Little Dance Suite [Solo Violin] Samford Faculty Development Grant. 2011

Memory Theatre [Pro Art Bassoon Quartet] National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan. 2010

Flight [Chamber Opera] National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan. 2006-2008

Three Miniatures [Guitar, Contrabass] Wen-Ling Shih, Cleveland, OH. 2007

A Grasshopper Teasing A Rooster [Viola, Piano] I-Chia Tseng, Rochester, NY. 2006   

For Winnie [Piano] Winnie Cheung, Rochester, NY 2006

Devant [Ten-string Guitar] Myriam Bogaerts, Antwerp, Belgium, 2003

Quadro Parlante [Piano] Jenny Lin, New York City. 2002

Handsome Bottoms Up [Piano] Jenny Lin, New York City. 2002

Guitarpeggione [Guitar, Appeggione] Nicolas Deletaille, Brussels, Belgium. 2002

Taiwanese Suite [Violoncello] Li-Ling Wang, New York, NY. 2000

Taiwanese Children Songs [Children Choir, Chamber Ensemble] Taiwanese-American Heritage Festival; Cho-Liang Lin, Artist Director, La Jolla, CA. 2000


Professional Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) 

Music USA

Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)

College Music Society


Last update: April 2017

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