Wang-Chen Duo Residency Offers Full Week of Activity
The Wang-Chen Duo from Suzhou, China, will be in residence in the School of Music for a full week of engaging performances and activities, from October 29 though November 2.
Born in Taiwan, Yu-Chen Wang is a gu-zheng (Chinese Zither) performer as well as a composer. She graduated from Tainan National University of the Arts. While living in United State from 2011-2015, she was active with two ensembles, CompostQ Music/Dance Improvisation Group (USA) and the Orchid ensemble (Canada); with these two she performed across the United States.
MPAL to Host Unveiling of Restored Player Piano with Performance and Presentation
The Music and Performing Arts Library (MPAL) will be hosting a special Player Piano Reveal event on Saturday, September 22 from 1-3pm.
The presentation will start in the Music Building Auditorium with School of Music alum Catherine Hennessy Wolter (PhD, Musicology), and piano restorer Mel Septon.
A light reception will follow in the Library with materials relating to player pianos on display, and an opportunity for people to see the piano in action.
Distinguished Music Alumna Sheila Johnson to Receive Honorary Degree
The School of Music’s petition to recognize entrepreneur, film producer, and philanthropist Sheila Johnson (B.S. Music Education, 1970) with an honorary degree has been approved by the campus Academic Senate and awaits final approval by the Board of Trustees.
The New York Times highlighted Tomeka Reid (DMA 2016) among leading women instrumentalists in jazz enjoying “a year of reckoning and recognition.”
Chen-Yu Huang appointed Principal Harp of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Chen-Yu Huang (DMA 2014) has been appointed principal harpist with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, following a three-round audition in September. She is currently Assistant Professor of Harp at Michigan State University and on the harp faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
A Krannert Debut Artist, she has also served as principal harpist of the Illinois Symphony since 2012, and tours regularly with her chamber ensemble, the Formosa Trio.
Chen-yu was a student of Prof. Ann Yeung.