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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Pin-Hua Chen

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Pin-Hua Chen
Website: http://www.pinhuachen.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Choir Hall
Presentation Title: Silent Crackdown
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 10

Pin-Hua Chen is
a talented and engaging saxophonist of the younger generation of Taiwan. Chen
holds her M.M. degree in saxophone performance from Bowling Green State
University, and both a Bachelor of Management degree and Music minor degree
from Fu Jen Catholic University. Her primary instructors include John Sampen
and Cheng-Yu Lee.

As an active chamber musician in new music, Chen premiered the trio piece “Unafraid” by Zack Browning in the 2014 NASA biennial conference, and the quartet piece “Hox” by Stephen Taylor in the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. Chen has received acclaim performing as a soloist. In 2011 and 2014, Chen advanced to the semi-final round both in the 3rd and
4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in

is currently pursuing her DMA degree in Saxophone Performance and Literature at
the University of Illinois where she studies with Debra Richtmeyer.

Ensemble Bio:

is a composer whose music has been described as "way-cool in attitude…speed-demon music" (The Atlanta
) and "propulsive, giddy, rocking… a rush of cyclic riffs and fractured meters" (The New York
). The Irish Times has proclaimed he is "bringing together the procedures of high musical art with the taste of popular culture".
Browning’s recent composition awards include the 2013 Directors Choice Award from Boston Metro Opera, a 2011 Individual Artist Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council for a CD of his music titled Secret Pulse,  and a 2010 University of Illinois FAA
Creative Fellowship for research and performances in China, Taiwan, and South
Korea.  His 2010 CD Venus Notorious was characterized as “ebullient, infectiously bright” and "bouncy and exuberant."
is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Illinois and
the director of the Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award. More
information at

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Casey Dierlam Piano undefined . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Silent Crackdown Zack Browning 10