Tomoko Harada Beatrice Long
Tania A. Sit
Board of Directors
Ching Lin Chen, Co-Director of Competitions: After graduating with the first prize from the prestigious National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. CHEN continued her studies with Dr. Arkady Aronov at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her Master of Music degree. She has performed as a soloist with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Taipei Flute Ensemble Academy, and has also given recitals and chamber music concerts in the US and abroad. Equally passionate in teaching and performing, Ms. Ching-Lin Chen maintains an active teaching studio in New Providence, New Jersey.
Chin-Ping Chen, Director of South West Region
Tomoko Harada, Executive Director, is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano certified by the Music Teachers National Association and the Piano Teachers Society of America. She is also a recipient of the The Allison R. and Maria E. Drake Pedagogy Award for Excellence in Ensemble Teaching, and Madame Genia Robinor Pedagogy Award both presented from Piano Teachers Society of America; and Laura R. Conover Pedagogy Award for Outstanding Teaching from Cecilian Music Club. She has also received numerous pedagogy awards in recognition of students' preparation to international, national and state competitions. As winners of international and national competitions, her students have performed at prestigious venues including Weill Recital Hall-Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall in NYC, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and in Washington, DC among others. She has also been invited to serve as a jury at competitions and auditions of numerous music organization including NJ Music Teachers Assoc., Music Teachers National Association (State of NJ), Music Educators Association of NJ, Piano Teachers Society of America, and other music competitions including Young Artists Concerto Competitions for Livingston Symphony Orchestra and Manalapan Battleground Symphony Orchestra, Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, Scholarship Competitions for MacDowell Club of Morris County, Golden Key Music Festival Competition of American Concert Alliance, Cecilian Music Club Young Artists Showcase Competition, among others. She is a faculty member of music at Seton Hall University as well as maintaining a private studio in Basking Ridge, New Jersey teaching many award winning students.
Ms. Harada has been serving on the Board as Juding Coordinator of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association since 2005. She has also served on the Board of Music Educators Association of NJ from 2003 to 2010 as well as on the Board of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York and Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also on the program committee of the Music Educators Association of New Jersey since 2007.
Ms. Harada was awarded the First Prize of the Los Angeles Young Musicians Competition and Peninsula Music Competition, performing as a soloist with the Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra under the late Maestro Takashi Asahina. Her performances were broadcast on radio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. Ms. Harada studied at the Toho School of Music Preparetory Division in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Mannes College of Music in New York City under the tutelage of Nina Svetlanova as a scholarship recipient. Ms. Harada further studied at L'Ecole Normale de Music de Cortot de Paris, France under the tutelage of France Clidat receiving Le Diplome Superieur D'Execution. Her teachers also include Adolph Baller from Stanford University and Jean-Marie Darre in France. She has also studied at the Fontainbleau School of Arts, France and International Academy of Nice, France.
Grace Kuo, Co-Director of Competitions
Sherry Lai, Concert Co-Director
Shinwen Lin, Publicity Director, has a distinguished career in music as a conductor, educator, and soprano. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Tunghai University, Taiwan, and her Masters in Music from Oklahoma City University. Ms. Lin has participated in many leading roles in numerous operas in Oklahoma City. She conducted the Tunghai University Choir, leading the choir to perform in many prestigious concert halls including National Hall, Taichung Recital Hall and Radio Center, and winning several national awards in Taiwan.
As the artistic director and conductor since 2002, Ms. Lin has led Hwa-Yin Youth Chorale in music festivals nationally and internationally, including in Vienna, Austria, Disney World, Florida, and Busch Gardens, Virginia, and collaborated with Yue Yue Ensemble on several occasions at Lincoln Center and Rutgers University’s Nicholas Music Center. She also founded the Women's Chamber Choir in Northern New Jersey in 2004, where she currently serves as music director, performing at the U.S. Government Veteran Affairs Hospital in Lyons, NJ, for Asian Heritage Month and various nursing homes regularly. She is also the President of the American-Asian Fine Arts Association and member of the Board of Directors for The National League of Performing Arts, Inc.
Ms. Lin also maintains an active private piano and voice studio in Northern New Jersey, where she serves as music clinician and adjudicator. She is the recipient of the Genia Robinor Pedagogy Award of Teaching Excellence from Piano Teacher Society of America and the Laura Conover Pedagogy Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Cecilian Music Club. Her piano students have won prizes in state competitions and performed at acclaimed venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Hall. Her voice students have auditioned successfully into the ACDA All-National Honor Choir, ACDA All-Eastern Honor Choir, and ACDA New Jersey Junior High and Elementary Honor Choir.
Beatrice Long, Artistic Director and Concert Co-Director, (click "here" to go to the website)
Christina Long, Director of South Central Region (click "here" to go to the website)
Chiaki Morimoto, Treasurer
Tania A. Sit, Secretary
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