Yuanlin Chen


Yuanlin Chen


Composition, Instrumental, Conducting, Choral, Music Education, Computer & Electronic Music


1991-1996 Ph.D. (Music) State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA
1983-1986 M.A. Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China
1978-1983 B.A. Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China

Teaching Experience

2002-2012 Lectrue Professor, CCM (Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China)
1991-1995 Teaching Assistant, Computer Music and Electronic Music at SUNY at Stony Brook.
1986-1991 Lecturer, teaching Composition, Electronic and Computer Music, Music Theory, at CCM
1984-1985 Teaching Fellow, Sight-singing and Ear Training, at CCM.

Professional Activities

2012-2016   Artistic Director/Conductor, NY YZY Concord Chorus, New York
2014            Composer and conductor, Coexistent Beauty,

2014           Violinist/Arranger, Songs of the Pilgrims Concert, St. George Church, Flushing. Feb. 15, 2014
2013-2014 Conductor, Long Island Chinese Woman Chorus: Chinese New Year Concert, Jericho High School Little Theatre,
2008           Composer and conductor, Wondering along the Journey, Chamber Music America annual conference concert
2002-2012 Guest professor, Central Conservatory of Music
2006          Music Editor and electronic music programmer for the movie music The Banquet
2006          Guest composer, the University of Oregon, School of Music
2004          Panelist of The CEMC First Electronic Composition Competition
2004          Composer and conductor, The Great Wall Resound, 4th Music Festival, CCM
2004          Composer and conductor, Blowing Across the Sky, Striking Throughout the Earth, Stern Grove Festival, July 4, 2004
2003          Composer and conductor, Thundering Across The Sky concert, Herbst Theater, San Francisco on January 26, 2003.
2002          Music Editor and electronic music programmer for the movie music Hero
2000-2014 Electronic music programming and Keyboard Player, Water Passion after St. Matthew,

2000          Composer and conductor, Archaic Spirits in Millennium Sounds premiere concert held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on March 4, 2000.
2000          Electronic music programming and performing for the movie Crouching Tiger, hidden Dragon
1999          Guest composer, in Summer Festival at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1999          Electronic Music programming and performing for Tan Dun's CDs Bitter Love and 2000 Today C A World Symphony for the Millennium distributed by SONY Music.
1998-1999 Electronic music musician, technician, Opera "Peony Pavilion", Director Peter Sellars, Music Tan Dun. Performances at Vienna, London, Roma, Paris and Berkeley.
1998          Guest composer, Composition Seminar and Concert, Peabody Conservatory
1997          Guest composer, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, New Territories: Young Asia, Glasgow, UK
1997          Conductor, Chen & Dancers, Transparent Hinges, La MaMa Theater, NY; Theater Artaud, CA
1995          Guest composer, Tomb Treasures from China Concert, Academy Theatre, Honolulu
1993          Guest composer, Music From China, Premiere Works III concert, New York
1993          Participant The Second International Conference on Chinese Music, Boston
1990          Participant The First Pacific Composers Conference, Sapporo, Japan
1988          Participant The Culture Exchange Program in Electronic and Computer Music, Australia
1987-1991 Founder and Director of Computer and Electronic Music Studio, Central Conservatory of Music,
1972-1978 Violinist at Guiyang Beijing Opera Troupe, Guiyang, China


• Red Cliff, Underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation
• Tribe among Mountains, Kronos Quartet
• Wondering along the Journey, Chamber Music America
• Great Wall, a cantata with orchestra underwritten by the Chinese Aids Foundation
• Once a Wall, a documentary film directed by Jin Yan
• Blowing Across the Sky, Striking Throughout the Earth, Melody of China, USA
• Guitar Quartet Chasing the Sun, written for the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet through a grant provided by the Jerome Foundation
• Primary Voice for Chinese traditional instruments and electronics, underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation
• Silk Road Suite for Chinese traditional instrument and electronics, funds provided by Silk Road Foundation
• Two Prose Poems , Music from China, USA
• Film Music: Ghost Fox, Hong Kong Gold Horse Film Company
• Film Music: Hundred Bird Clothes, Guangxi Film Factory
• Dance Music: Spirit of the Dance, Central Television Station
• Broadcast Drama Music: White Night, Central People's Broadcast Station
• Film Music: He has chosen murder, Shenzen Film Company
• Film Music: Love at the Drum Tower, Guangxi Film Factory
• Film Music: Girl, Escaped Criminal, and Dog , Tianshan Film Factory
• Film Music: Lone Murderer, Guangxi Film Factory
• Dance Music: Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and Soil , Beijing Dance College


Member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers)
Member of ACF (American Composers Forum)
Member of AMC (The American Music Center