Chia Fen Weng
Dr. Chia-Fen Weng is one of the most active and outstanding choral conductors in Taiwan. She employs profound interpretation on an extensive choral repertoire and premiers many new Taiwanese commissioned works. She dedicates herself to choral education and development and has been invited to be the jury or lecturer at international choral festivals and competitions.
Born in Taipei, after graduating from National Taiwan Normal University, Chia-Fen Weng went to University of Texas at Austin in USA to study with Dr. M. Beachy and received her D.M.A. degree in Choral Conducting in 1995. In the following year, Dr. Weng returned to Taiwan to teach at National Sun Yat-sen University. In 2000, she became a part-time conducting faculty at National Taiwan Normal University. She is a passionate and committed teacher of conducting and strongly believes in a creative approach to learning and teaching. Dr. Weng is currently the president of Taiwan Choral Association, a member of International Federation of Choral Music (“IFCM”) and a life member of American Choral Directors Association (“ACDA”).