Chun-Ming Chen named conductor of Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Posted on: July 28, 2021

Indiana’s Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed CHUN-MING (JIMMY) CHEN as conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Born in Taiwan, Chen is currently the director of orchestral activities at the University of Evansville and music director of the Artists Chamber Orchestra in Taiwan. Previously, Chen served as music director of the Heartland Symphony Orchestra in Little Falls/Brainerd, MN; interim conductor of the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra in Grinnell, IA; acting music director of the Coe College Symphony Orchestra in Cedar Rapids, IA; co-director of the Ithaca College Sinfonietta in NY; and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chinese Choral Society in Boston. He has guest-conducted the Tunghai University Opera Department and Miaoli Wind Ensemble in Taiwan, Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association Choral Society, Chorus Boston, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Chen received a bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance from Tunghai University, master’s degrees in orchestral conducting from Boston Conservatory and Ithaca College, and a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa.