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Music teaching experience of Yuanlin Chen can be retrieved back in 1984 when he served as a teaching fellow in Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China (CCM). He then was admitted as a lecturer in CCM and taught courses including Composition, Electronic and Computer Music, Music Theory until 1991 he left to U.S.A to pursuit his Doctor degree. He was a reliable teaching assistant during the years from 1991 to 1995 when studied at SUNY at Stony Brook in the United States.
He had been invited to serve as a guest professor of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (CCM) from 2002 to 2012. As a visiting composer, he also gave lectures at institutions in the States, such as Peabody Conservatory of Music and Oregon University, School of Music. He is a private tutor for composition, violin, piano and music theory students in all ages as well.
He currently is the artistic director/conductor of Concord Chorus, a community chorus based at Queens, New York with most members aged from their 40s to 70s. He understands the older adults and develops his effective ways to communicate and teach the group. He leads the chorus activating at concerts hold at venues such as Queens Library, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Herald Mission Center. The chorus also participated in Make Music New York 2014, New York Chinese Choir Festival, and won enthusiastic applause from audience.
Yuanlin Chen always believes that music is essential nourishment for the improvement of life quality and spirit. Choral music is especially suitable and benefit for older adults. By engage in a chorus, older adults have the opportunity to learn, to grow, to social with other peers or even fulfill their dreams to be able to perform in a stage. They can enjoy and appreciate music in a more direct way of participation.