40. Lu-Hsuan Lucy Chen 陳綠萱, Soprano/2014/10

Lu-Hsuan Lucy Chen 陳綠萱, Soprano

Lyric Soprano Dr. Lu-Hsuan Lucy Chen陳綠萱is a native of Taiwan. She earned her B.A. from National Taiwan Normal University, her M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, and her Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Maryland at College Park.

Ms. Chen was granted numerous honors and scholarships including the Peabody Scholarship, Berman Scholarship, GA and TA scholarships. In Competitions, Ms. Chen won the Ulrich Competition of UMD for Graduate Voice Division in 1997, and the Taiwan Music Competition for Adult Voice Division in 1993. She garnered second prize from Taiwan Teacher’s Singing Competition in 1993, and Taiwanese French Song Competition in 1995. Ms. Chen was also a Finalist from Asian International Vocal Competition in 1996 held in Malaysia.

Ms. Chen is often invited to perform in concerts and festivals. In 1997, she represented the student body of UMCP to perform in “Bold Vision Bright Future Campaign Celebration” and “A Celebration of Scholarship.” In 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2012 she performed in “Music From Taiwan”. In 2005 she performed in the “Double Ten Celebration Concert” and sang in a series of concerts in Taiwan celebrating Professor Tong-Chuen Yang’s 70th birthday. In 2006, she played the role of Ah-Hsia in the Taiwanese musical “Eternal Hope”. In 2012, she sang in David Chapman’s Benefit Concert at Memorial Chapel of UMCP. She gave a solo recital at Music at Paint Branch concert series in 2013.

She is an active performing member of the Friday Morning Music Club. Her performing venues include The Sumner School of Music, Bradley Hill Presbyterian Church, Buckingham’s Choice, Calvary Baptist Church, Collington Retirement Community, The Mansion at Strathmore and the Steinway Piano Gallery. She has performed as a soloist twice with the FMMC Choral and Orchestra. In 2010, she performed “If God be for us” from Handel’s Messiah. In January 2011, she sang “Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit” from Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. She is currently the music director/organist at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church in Sykesville, Maryland.