Core Studies, Young Artists Initiative
Ke-Chia Chen's compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. Her music has been programmed by a variety of different venues and performing organizations, including Carnegie Hall, WHYY radio in Philadelphia, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra's Miles of Manuscript New Music Series, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She has been a young composer in residence at the Bowdoin International, Music at Angel Fire, and Pacific music festivals, among others. Her orchestral work Broken Crystal was the winner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's 2009 Marilyn K. Glick Young Composer Award.
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Chen earned degrees in composition from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Richard Danielpour. She earned a Ph.D. in composition at the University of Pennsylvania, studying with Jay Reise, James Primosch, and Anna Weesner. Her past teachers include Herbert Willi, Lera Auerbach, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Ford Lallerstedt, and Gorden Shih-Wen Chin.
Dr. Chen joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2010.