Hsien-Liang Lien , DMA

E-Mail: Lien61@attglobal.net

Current Position

Conductor, Rockford Area Youth Symphony Orchestra (RAYSO)

Cello/Bass/Theory Instructor , Rockford College Music Academy

Cello Instructor ▄ Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (summer)

Conducting Experience Rockford Area Youth Symphony Orchestra (2001-2003)
Rockford Symphony Orchestra, First Night Concerts
(New Year Concerts Dec. 31, 2001-2003)
Auburn High School Orchestras, Rockford District 205 (Fall 2002)
Concert Orchestra, Preucil School of Music (Summer 2000)
Guest Conductor of the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra (2000)
Conductor of the South Central Orchestra Festival, Ottumwa, Iowa (Nov.1998)
University of Iowa Chamber Orchestras (1997▄1998)

Former Position

Central College (Cello studio, Lower String Methods, Faculty piano trio)
1999-2001 Simpson College (1999-2000)
The Preucil School of Music (1998-2001)
The University of Northern Iowa Suzuki School (1998-2001)
Indian Hills Community College (1996)
West Music Company, Coralville, Iowa (1997-1998)
Private Studio, Students═ ages 5 to adult (1982-1998)
Shin-Chu Normal College, Taiwan (1986-1987)

Principal Cello

Central College-Community Orchestra
Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Section Cello

Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra


Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance & Pedagogy, U. of Iowa

Thesis title:
Supplemental Instructional Materials for the Suzuki Method and the Suzuki Cello School (1997)

Graduate Research Assistant, U. of Iowa (1992-97)

Master of Music in Cello Performance & Pedagogy, Northern Illinois U. (1991)

Meadowmount School of Music, Essex, New York (1989, 1990)

Master of Music in Music Education, Northern Illinois U. (1989)

B. A. in Cello Performance, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan (1984)

Glory Star Mixed Voice Choir - highschool freshman

Glory Star Children's Choir - 1st to 7th grade

Conducting Teacher Marvin Raben, U of Iowa (Workshop, Summer 1998) Dr. William LaRue Jones, U. of Iowa (Spring 1998) James Dixon, U. of Iowa (Spring 1997)

Double Bass Teacher Jennett Welch, U of Iowa (Fall 2000)

Suzuki Teacher Certificate

Suzuki Cello Teacher Certificate (Level 1-10)

Level 1A, 1B, 2, 3 Long-term training with Dr. Tanya Carey
Level 4 with Gilda Barston
Level 5 with Richard Mooney
Level 6, 7, 8 with Nell Novak
Level 9, 10 with Pamela Devenport

Suzuki Violin Teacher Certificate (Level 1-2))

Level 1A, 1B, 2 with Sonja Zeithamel

Certified Suzuki Cello Teacher, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. since 1995

Public School Certificate

Illinois Substitute Teacher Certificate (2002-2006)

Language Proficiency English, Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese Dialect, German pronunciation

Computer Skill Finale 2002, Microsoft Word, Window Millennium, Outlook Express 6

Volunteer Work Cello Group ▄ CherryVale Mall Holiaday Play-in (Dec. 6, 2003)
RAYSO - CherryVale Mall Holiday Concert (Nov. 23, 2003)
Pre-Concert Lecture at Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL (Nov. 8, 2002)
˝Symphony Goes to Schoolţ, Rockford School District 2001-2003
Rockford Symphony Orchestra ˝Black Magic Ballţ fundraising,
Organizing music in the lobby (2001-2003)
Retirement homes, Cello group performance, Iowa City (1998-2001)
Christmas Play-in at Old Capital Mall, Iowa City (1998, 1999, 2000)

Workshop Conference Attendance Rockford College Music Academy String Workshop (Jan, 2003, 2002)
Chicago Suzuki Institute (summer 1999, 2001)
Glory Star Choir Festival, 50th Reunion, Los Angeles (July 1999)
The 13th Suzuki Method World Convention, Tokyo, Matsumoto, Japan (1999)
Conductors Workshop of America, U. of Iowa (Summer 1998)
˝Teaching Kids to Singţ Workshop with Dr. Kenneth Phillips, U. of Iowa (1998)
Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Symposium, U. of Illinois (1998)
The Eighth Conference of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Chicago (1998)
Avignon New Music Festival, Avignon, France (1997)
Ameropa Chamber Music Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (1997)
Mid-West Composition Symposium, performer, Indiana University (1996)
The Fifth American Cello Congress, Arizona State U. (1996)
American String Workshop, U. of Michigan (1995)
Society of Composers, Inc., 28th National Conference, performer, U. of Iowa (1995)
Mid-West Composition Symposium, performer Illinois Wesleyan University (1993) International Workshop, U. of Hawaii (1993)
Margaret Rowell Seminar, San Francisco Conservatory (1993)
American String Workshop, U. of Michigan (1992)
The Fourth American Cello Congress, Arizona State U. (1990)

Honor Honorary Student of Phi Beta Kappa, Northern Illinois U. (1989)

Students═ Achievement Illinois All-State Orchestra (2001-2003)
Iowa All-State Orchestra (1998-2000)
Kennedy Honor Orchestra (1998-2000)

Student Recital Rockford College Music Academy (2001-2003)
The Preucil School of Music (1998-2001)
The UNI Suzuki School (1998-2001)
Harper Hall, U. of Iowa, School of Music (1998)
West Music Company, Coralville, Iowa (1998)

Major Cello Teacher Charles G. Wendt, U. of Iowa (1991-97)
Tanya L. Carey, Western Illinois U. (1989, 1990, 1993)
Marc Johnson, Northern Illinois U. (1988-1991)
Su-Chee Tzeng, Soochow U., Taiwan (1984)
Kuang-Rung Chang, Soochow U., Taiwan (1979-1984)
Boo-Ping Kao, Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan

Master Class Teacher Yvan Chiffoleau, Avignon, France (1997)
William Conable, U. of Michigan (1995)
Alban Gehardt, U. of Iowa (1994)
Phyllis Young, U. of Hawaii (1993)
Irene Sharp, San Francisco Conservatory (1993)
Laszlo Varga, U. of Iowa (1992)
Raya Garbousova, Northern Illinois U. (1990)
Reiner Hochmuth, National Fine Arts Institute, Taipei, Taiwan (1985)
Mstislav Rostropovich, Taipei, Taiwan (1984)

Clarinet Teacher Yao-Wu Shue

Chamber Music Teacher Charles G. Wendt, U. of Iowa (1997)
Vadim Mazo, Prague, Czech Republic (1997)
Daniel Shapiro, U. of Iowa (1993-1995)
Vermeer Quartet, Northern Illinois U. (1988-1991)
Owen Carmen, Meadowmount School of Music (1989, 1990)

Ensemble Experience String/Brass Chamber Ensemble in Greater Chicago area (2001-2003)
Faculty Piano Trio, Central College (1999-2001)
U. of Iowa Chamber Orchestra directed by Dr. William LaRue Jones (1998)
U. of Iowa Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra directed by James Dixon, U. of Iowa 1991-1997 Center for New Music directed by Dr. David Gompper, U. of Iowa (1993-1997)
Baroque Ensemble directed by Leopold LaFosse, U. of Iowa (1995-1997)
Viola da Gamba Player of the Collegium Musicum directed by Dr. Robert Green, Northern Illinois U. (1989-1991)
Javanese & Balinese Gamelan Ensembles directed by Dr. Kuo-Huang Han, Northern Illinois U. (1987-1991)
NIU Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Illinois U. (1987-1991)

Alexander Technique Teacher Dr. William Conable, U. of Michigan (1995)
Lisette Rabinow, Hollywood, CA (1990)
Alice Greminger, Meadowmount School of Music (1989)

Recital Appearance Central College Faculty Piano Trio (1999-2001)
Out-reach faculty recital with William Preucil, Doris Preucil and Dr. Kenneth Drake (July 1999)
The U. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (1995, 1994, 1993, 1992)
Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, Illinois (1991, 1989)
Taipei, Taiwan (1984)

Concerto Appearance Boccherini Concerto in B-flat Major with National Defense Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan (1986)
Bruch ´Kol Nidrei═ with Soochow University Symphony Orchestra, Taipei, Taiwan (1984)

Orchestra Experience Rockford Symphony Orchestra (2001-2003)
First Evangelical Free Church Orchestra (2001-2003)
Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra (1998-2001)
Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra (1994-2001)
Central College-Community Orchestra (1999-2001)
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra (1996-1998)
Iowa City Chamber Singers Orchestra (1995-1997)
Quad City Symphony Orchestra (1991-1992)
Rockford Symphony Orchestra (1989-1991)
National Defense Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan (1984-1986)
Fine Arts Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan (1982-1984)

Membership American String Teachers Association
Illinois String Teachers Association
Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Taiwanese Association of America ▄ Greater Chicago Chapter

Reference List Steven Larsen
Music Director and Conductor of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra
904 Scottswood
Rockford, IL 61107

Tel: (815) 394-1424 (H)
E-mail: SBLarsen@aol.com

Martha Frantz
Director of the Rockford College Music Academy
Rockford College Music Academy
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Tel: (815) 226-4199 (O)
(815) 874-9024 (H)
E-mail: Martha_frantz@rockford.edu

Michael Beert
Chair of the Humanity and Fine Arts Division
Former Conductor of the Rockford Area Youth Symphony
Rock Valley College
Music Department
3301 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Tel: (815) 921-3703 (O)
(815) 226-8431 (H)
E-mail: famh3mb@rvc.cc.il.us

Dr. Kuo-Huang Han
Distinguished Professor of Music in Ethnomusicology
Northern Illinois University
School of Music
DeKalb, IL 60115

E-mail: freeport6604@yahoo.com.tw

Rebecca Asher
Librarian and Principal French Horn of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra
2237 22nd Street
Rockford, IL 61108

E-mail: freeport6604@yahoo.com.tw