Melody Chua among UI Fulbright Grant Recipients
Melody Chua, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, will pursue a master’s degree in flute performance at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland. Her main project there will be to develop an electroacoustic flute and create multimedia performances with the instrument by collaborating with musicians, visual artists and dancers in the community. Chua graduated as a Chancellor’s Scholar and Bronze Tablet Scholar from Illinois in May 2016 with double bachelor’s degrees in flute performance and music technology. She also will perform this summer at the Montréal Contemporary Music Lab and the Atlantic Music Festival Future Music Lab as one of four fellowship recipients. She plans a career as a flute performer, pushing for greater electronic advances in flute repertoire, and also as an educator of both standard and contemporary performance practices.