"I love to write different genres of music. To me, music composition has no limitations."
Taiwanese composer, Chloé Yuchun Hu, received her Ph.D in Music Composition at UCLA, M.A in film scoring at NYU, and B.A in composition at National Taiwan Normal University. Ms. Hu has been invited to collaborate with many artists and designers internationally, therefore her music has been performed and heard worldwide.
The spread of her music has included not only contemporary and film score, but also musical theatre and pop songs. Lately, Ms. Hu has worked as music producer, songwriter, sound designer, and mixing producer for many theatrical productions; as music producer and songwriter for original song for films. She is also the Music Director of the new music ensemble NeoSonance, and the leader/founder of the band Dr. FANCY.
Ms. Hu began her piano study at the age of six and violin at the age of nine. She retained piano as her major until she began studying composition with Mao-Shuen Cheng. Thanks to him, Ms. Hu has been attracted to the magical world of composition ever since. Eventually, Ms. Hu decided to expand her composition world beyond the concert hall, and began her film scoring studies at New York University in 2006. She studied film scoring with composer Ira Newborn and Ron Sadoff, composition with composer Pedro Da Silva.
While at NYU, Yuchun was an active composer. She was selected as a Resident-Composer with student wind trio, under the instructor, Suzanne Gilchrest; her work, Ripple, for percussion ensemble, was selected to premiere by the NYU Percussion Ensemble in October of 2007 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre. After giving her first overseas recital at Black Box Theatre in New York, Ms. Hu earned her M.A in the film scoring/ composition program at NYU. In May of 2008, She received The Buddy Baker Scholarship to participate the 2008 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker.
Outside the school, Ms. Hu was commissioned by ICIA,.Inc. to compose an orchestra piece, Knocking on the Dawn, which was conducted by her and premiered in Constanta, Romania in the Constanta Conductor Workshop, under the director of composer Dinu Ghezzo. Later, she was invited to compose a wind trio piece, Circuity, for Drew University.
In 2009 fall, Yuchun moved to Los Angeles to extend her career as well as enter her Ph.D program in composition at University of California-Los Angeles, studying with composer Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse, Peter Golub, David Lefkowitz, and Roger Bourland.
As a film composer, her works include: The Abandoned Deity (dir. Yi-Chun Kao/ 2019, Kaohsiung Film Festival), River, Wind and Tree (dir. Eunice Chen /2009, FSU), Pick a Future (dir. Yi-Chun Kao/ 2010, NTUA), Burning the Midnight Oil (dir. Hanjin Park / 2010, UCLA), The Quiet Builder – John and Shige (dir. Koji Hayasaki/2010, Cinemic LLC). Besides, she also has served as studio conductor for Ron Sadoff’s score to the critically acclaimed documentary: Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood (2008, Gladeyes Films), arranger for Tim Starnes’s score to the Musical, Clara's Christmas Dreams (piano reduction) (2008, New York), and additional copyist for The Lord Of The Ring Symphony (2011).
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Edna and Yu-shan Han Award
Henry Mancini Award
Elaine Krown Klein Fine Art Scholarship
Herro Douglas Scholarship
The Buddy Baker Scholarship