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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Shih-Hui Chen
Professor
Professor of Composition and Theory
 
e-mail:shihhui@rice.edu
 
  • DMA(1993) Boston University
  • MM(1985) Northern Illinois University
  • MM(1984) Northern Illinois University
  • Diploma (1982) National Taiwan Academy for the Arts
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Websites
 Shih-hui Chen
 Shepherd School Website
 Shepherd School Faculty Site
 
Research Areas
 Theory and Composition
 
Selected Publications
 Compositions
 

Chen, S. "Jian."  (2002) : 53.

 
 

Chen, S. "Twice Removed for Solo Clarinet."  (2002) : 4.

 
 Recordings
 

Shih-Hui Chen "Twice Removed for Alto Saxophone, Kenneth Radnofsky (September, 2012) Kenneth Radnofsky, soloist ." 

 
 

Shih-hui Chen "East Meets West, Albany Records (November, 2012): Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom for Clarinet and Piano Recorded by Jun Qian and Kent McWilliams ." 

 
 

Shih-hui Chen "Shu Shon Key for Viola and Chamber Ensemble, Da Camera of Houston (September, 2012): Hsin-Yun Huang, soloist and Da Camera of Houston ." 

 
 

Shih-hui Chen "Viola Viola, Bridge Records (November, 2012): Shu Shon Key for Viola and Chamber Orchestra Hsin-Yun Huang, soloist and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, Taipei, Taiwan ." 

 
Creative Works
 Performances - Ceremony Music for Water and Land Ritual, (in collaboration with Kurt Stallmann), Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan
 Computer Audio, Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan, ROC (December 1, 2012)
 
 Performances - Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom for String Orchestra
 National Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan (June 29, 2012 )
 
 Commissioned Works - Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossoms for Alto Saxophone and Piano
 27 performances around the world, World-Wide Concurrent Premieres & Commissions, Boston, Massachusetts (June 2012)
 
 Performances - Shu Shon Key for Viola and Chamber Orchestra,
 Che-Yen Chen, soloist, Fusao Kajima, conductor, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Nantou, Taiwan & Wufeng, Taiwan (November 16 & 17, 2012 )
 
 Performances - Shui
 Lontano, Fourth London Festival of American Music, London, England (October 27, 2012)
 
 Performances - Shui
 Fisher Duo, Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University (October 14, 2012)
 
 Commissioned Works - War Songs for flute and guitar
 Mary White Duo, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina (in progress)
 
 Commissioned Works - Four Little Pieces for Wood for solo guitar
 Stefano Cardi, Le Musiche inquietanti, Ferrara, Italy (May 27, 2005)
 
 Commissioned Works - Four Little Pieces for Wood, solo piano
 Hsia-Jung Chang, piano, St. Martin-in-the-Field, London, England (July 29, 2005)
 
 Commissioned Works - Plum Blossoms for Saxophone and Piano
 Ken Radnofsky, Sax; John MacDonald, Piano, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA (February 22, 2005)
 
 Commissioned Works - Sweet Rice Pie, Six Songs on Four Taiwanese Nursery Rhymes
 Empyrean Ensemble, University of California, Davis, CA (March 6, 2005)
 
 Performances - Twice Removed(Cl), 66 Times, and Tu.
 Freon Ensemble, Stefano Cardi, Conductor, Sala Casella, Rome, Italy (Oct 20th)
 
 Performances - Fu I
 Pipa Solo, Wu Man, Colgate University Chapel, Ithaca, NY (April 14th)
 
 Performances - Fu II
 for Pipa and Chamber Ensemble, Wu Man and Network for New Music, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA (Feb 24th and Feb 27th)
 
 Commissioned Works - Jian
 Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra, Wu Man, Pipa and Boston Modern Orchestra, Gil Rose Conductor, Boston Modern Orchestra Project Concert Series, Jordan Hall, Boston (Oct 11th)
 
 Performances - Moments for Orchestra
 Orchestral Work, Shanghai Conservatory Symphony, Shanghai Conservatory, Shanghai, China (May 11th)
 
 Performances - Twice Removed
 Saxophone Version, Scott Plugge, Rothko Chapel, Musiqa Concert Series, Houston, TX (April 28th)
 
 Performances - Twice Removed
 Clarinet Version, Min-Ho Ye, Indiana University Recital, Bloomington, Indiana (April 5th)
 
 Performances - Twice Removed
 Saxophone Version, Ben Street, University of Alberta, Canada, University of Alberta, Canada (April 5th)
 
 Performances - Twice Removed
 Saxophone Version, Ben Street, North American Saxophone Alliance, Dallas (March 9th)
 
 Performances - Twice Removed
 Clarinet version, Min-Ho Ye, Taiwanese Heritage Week, Boston, Vancouver, San Diego (May 16th-22nd)
 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

Author/Presenter.  "Modern American Music." Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China. (May 2002)

 
 Lectures
 

"Introduction to Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom for String, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, National Symphony Concert Hall." (June 29, 2012)

 
 

"Invited Lecturer: Transformation, Music of Shih-Hui Chen, 

Chongshan University, Kaoshong, Taiwan." (November 28, 2012)

 
 

"Key Note Speaker, Taiwan National Composers Conference, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taizhong, Taiwan." (August 2, 2012)

 
 

Lecturer.  "Music of Shih-Hui Chen." Center for the Study of Language, Rice University, Houston, TX. (November 28, 2005)

 
 

Subject of study.  "Music of Shih-hui Chen." Belgium. (August, 2002) With Eric Lai, Primary Author

 
 Other
 

Composer.  "Four Little Pieces for Wood for Solo Guitar." International Guitar Festival, Singaport. (September 15, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Four Little Pieces for Wood for solo guitar." Villa di Domiziano, Sabaudia, Italy. (July 16, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Four Little Pieces for Wood for solo guitar." Freon Ensemble, Sebenolie, Italy. (July 19, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Lullaby, a musical drama." Musiqa Educational Outreach Programs, Zilkha Hall, Houston, Texas. (May 16-20, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for String Quartet." Julliard School of Music, New York, NY. (March 17, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for String Quartet." Musiqa, Zilkha Hall, Houston, TX. (January 19, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for String Quartet." Si-Yo Music Society Chamber Music Series, Merkin Hall, New York, NY. (February 13, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Tufts University, Medford, MA. (February 25, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. (February 20, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. (April 16, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC. (March 17, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Yantai International Music Festival, (August 13, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Weill Recital Hall, New York, NY. (March 5, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. (October 16, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. (November 1, 2005)

 
 

"Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." University of Houston, Houston, Texas. (November 2, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Connecticut College, New London, CT. (November 3, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. (November 11, 2005)

 
 

"Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." AURA, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (November 11, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Williams College, Williamstown, MA. (April 8, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Plum Blossoms for alto saxophone and piano." Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. (November 11, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Shui for cello and piano." Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. (March 1, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Shui for cello and piano." Rice University, Houston, Texas. (February 26, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Shui for cello and piano." Good Shepherd Church, New York, NY. (March 3, 2005)

 
 

"Sweet Rice Pie, Six Songs on Four Taiwanese Nursery Rhymes." Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA. (July 29/30, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Twice Removed for solo clarinet." International Clarinet Association, Tokyo, Japan. (July 15, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Twice Removed for solo clarinet." International Society for Contemporary Music, New York, NY. (May 12, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Twice Removed for solo clarinet." Sygyzy Concert Series, Rice University, Houston, TX. (November 30, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Twice Removed for solo clarinet." Taipei Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert, Taipei, Taiwan. (April 16, 2005)

 
 

"Twice Removed, solo alto saxophone." Yantai International Music Festival, Yantai, China. (August 13/14, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Twice Removed, solo alto saxophone." Tan’an, China. (August 11/12, 2005)

 
 

Composer.  "Twice Removed, solo alto saxophone." Lai Yang, China. (August 10, 2005)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Taiwan Fellowship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan ROC (October 29, 2012)

 2005 Consortium Commission, Da Camera of Houston, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Appalachian Summer Music Festival (2005)

 ASCAP Annual Award, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (2005)

 Annual Standard Award, ASCAP (09/2002)