February 2nd, 2016
New works composed at Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts
I was lucky to be selected for a residency at the http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
in January 2016, where I composed two new pieces: "Time is" for SSA choir and piano for Colburn Concert Choir and "Skyward" for Qudi, Sheng, Guzeng and Erhu for Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra
(both works are listed here in "Works" tab). I also edited my piece for bass violin and koto "Surface Tension" and created a new version for viola and bass koto.
July 6th, 2015
MTAC 2015 Convention
This year I am attending 2015 MTAC Convention in San Jose with my student who won the MTAC State Composers Today Competition. I was selected by my home branch (MTAC OC) to receive a free registration as a first-year attendee!
May 5th, 2015
January 23rd, 2015 - 11:00am
Presentation at Composition in Asia Festival and Symposium at University of South Florida
Just gave a presentation at the Composition in Asia Festival and Symposium at University of South Florida, titled
Discovering Non-Western and Western Instrumental Combinations in my Composition for Violin and Bass Koto “Surface Tension”. It was great to present to such an interesting crowd of colleagues, students, and to see so many familiar from my Eastman days faces!
April 7th, 2014
I have been recently awarded tenure at Chapman University and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Music!