Wen Chin Liu

Music Academy Supervisor

All the way from Malaysia, Wen Chin Liu’s music education began with piano at the age of seven with Junior Music Course of Yamaha music school. She graduated as a piano major from University College Sedaya International (UCSI) in 2008 with a bachelor’s in music (Hons) classical. She also obtained her Trinity College Piano Licentiate in Music Diploma with distinction and Trinity Guildhalls Vocal Performance Certificate with distinction. In 2009, she came to the United States to pursue her master’s in choral conducting at Bowling Green State University, graduating in August 2011.

Wen Chin is an active performer and musician. She participated as a singer and instrumental player for shows. In 2009, Wen Chin was also one of the six backup singers for Sarah Brightman when she was having her tour concert in Malaysia. Wen Chin has been an active chorister since 2005 with several choirs, winning several international choir competitions, such as the Voyage of Song International Choral Competition 2007 in Pattaya, Thailand, First Asian Choir Games, Jakarta in Indonesia, Oriental Concentus International Choral Festival in China, and the Busan Choral Competition in Korea. Wen Chin sings with Bach Festival Malaysia and has performed Mass in B minor, several Bach cantatas, and St. Matthew Passion in Summer 2019. Most recently, she was one of the singers in Canticum Novum’s recording project on music of Horatio Parker and performed with Kantorei in seasons 2017-2020 at The University of Iowa.

As a music educator, Wen Chin Liu started her teaching career in 2005 at the Young Choral Academy in Malaysia, as music director of musicals, choir director, pianist and vocal tutor. As a graduate assistant in Bowling Green State University, Wen Chin conducted the small women’s ensemble ‘Fermatas’ for two years. As music director, she brought a group of twenty-two Saint Ursula Academy choir members to perform at Carnegie Hall in March 2013 and 2015. She also prepared and performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the Huntington Center, with 1,000 singers. During the summers of 2017-2019, she is the guest conductor for Malaysia Institute of Arts choruses, and performances included Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in July 2018 and Vivaldi’s Gloria RV588 in July 2019. Wen Chin also frequently served as jury for choral-singing competitions in Malaysia. She recently served as the choir director at the Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City and graduate teaching assistant as The University of Iowa.

Wen Chin is currently working on her D.M.A. in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy at The University of Iowa with Drs. Timothy Stalter and David Puderbaugh. She now lives in Chicago, serving as the music coordinator at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Arlington Heights, performing as the collaborative pianist in Downers Grove Choral Society, and the choir director of Take Note ensemble in Lisle, Illinois. She is very much excited to be part of the team at Project 88 as music academy supervisor this Fall.


Phone: (630) 708-4247 ext. 703