Mu Phi Epsilon Concert: Jovian Chamber Project
Mu Phi Epsilon Dallas Alumni Chapter presents Jovian Chamber Project: Sheng-Hsin Lin, clarinet; Janetta Tang, violin; and WenLing Chua, piano in concert.
Born in Tainan, Taiwan, Sheng-hsin Lin is an active performer and participates in various ensembles and performances. Some of her appearances include a clarinet and guitar duo recital at La Casa de la Cultura Azcapotzalco, a lecture recital presenting Taiwanese folk music at El Colegio Azcapotzalco in Mexico City, and Trio Indiana Concert (IU Faculty Chamber Concert/Bernard Portnoy Memorial Concert). In addition to traditional clarinet repertoire, Ms. Lin enjoys contemporary works and has premiered many Taiwanese compositions. Important performances include Dr. Sansan Chien’s Dolly's Family for solo clarinet at the International Conference on Musical Arts and Pedagogy, Dr. Chien’s Overture to Medusa as the clarinet soloist with the NKNU Music Department Orchestra, and Tsen-Ling Lin’s The Memory of Clarinet, Interactive Music for Clarinet and Computer. At UNT, she has performed with the Center for Chamber Music’s Graduate Woodwind Quintet, the Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Ensemble, NOVA (New Music Ensemble), and has participated in CEMI (Center for Experimental Music & Intermedia) Concerts.
Raised in Guangzhou, China, Janetta Tang received her first 1/4 size violin as a birthday gift at the age of five. Janetta practically combines her performing experiences with teaching philosophy that effectively helps students develop playing technique, musicality, aural skills and professional performance manners. Janetta has successfully held three student recitals in Frisco, Allen and McKinney, one of whose students had won the position of second violin principal in Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra (DAAYO). She also has many students that make Texas All-Region Competition every year, as well as winning the superior and excellent in the anuual Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. Besides studio teaching, Janetta is an active member of TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) that judged 2016 Solo and Ensemble Contest and 2018 Texas All-Region Competition.
Wen Ling Chua was born in Malaysia. She received her D.M.A in Piano Pedagogy at Texas Tech University, M.M in Missouri State University and Bachelor Degree of Performing Arts (Music) in University of Malaya, Malaysia. She obtained both performance diplomas: Associate Diploma and Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College of Music (London) in Solo Piano Recital with Distinction in year 2006 and 2008 and she was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trinity College of Music, London. Her most influential teachers include Dr. Lora Deahl, Dr. Wei-Han Su, and Mr. Chong Lim Ng.