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Ya-Ju Chuang, D.M.A.
Ya-Ju Chuang is an active performer, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. As a performer, Chuang has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships in Taiwan and the United States. She was the first prize winner at the Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso International competition, American Protégé International Competition, Concerto Competition at Michigan State University, and Tuesday Musical Association scholarship competition. She was also a top prize winner in the National Taiwan Piano Competition. Chuang was a scholarship recipient at Kent State University and a graduate assistant at Michigan State University. As a collaborative pianist, she worked as a collaborative pianist at Music Teachers National Association East Central Division competitions and National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions. As a pedagogue, Chuang presented in the MMTA State Conference, the MTNA Collegiate Chapter Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and MTNA Conference. Chuang received her D.M.A. in Piano Performance and M.M. in Piano Pedagogy from Michigan State University, M.M. in Piano Performance from Kent State University, and B.M. in Piano Performance from University of Taipei. Her primary teachers include Panayis Lyras, Derek Polischuk, Jerry Wong, Lin- Ju Ou, Juanelva Rose, and Ming-Jen Chuang. Chuang is a Collaborative Pianist at Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp.
Music is very personal. I believe in creating a safe and enthusiastic environment for my students to navigate their individual music paths.
D.M.A., Piano Performance - College of Music at Michigan State University
M.M., Piano Pedagogy - College of Music at Michigan State University
M.M., Piano performance - The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University
B.M., Piano Performance - College of Humanities and Arts at University of Taipei