Chou Wen-chung

Professional Achievements

The curriculum vitae of Chou Wen-chung

Personal

Born July 28, 1923, Chefoo (Yentai), China; residence in USA since 1946; naturalized 1958; married, two sons.

Education

Awards and Honors

Academic Positions

1991-present
Fritz Reiner Professor Emeritus of Musical Composition, Columbia University
1984-1991
Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition, Columbia University
1972-1984
Professor of Music, Columbia University
1968-1972
Associate Professor of Music, Columbia University
1964-1968
Assistant Professor of Music, Columbia University
1963-1964
Lecturer in Music, Hunter College
1961-1962
Lecturer in Music, Brook1yn College
1958-1959
Research Associate in Music, University of Illinois

Administrative Positions at Columbia University

1987, June-Sept.
Acting Dean, School of the Arts
 
1984-1991
Director, Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, School of the Arts
1978-present
Founder and Director, Center for US-China Arts Exchange
1976-1987
Vice Dean, School of the Arts
1975-1976
Associate Dean, School of the Arts
1974-1975
Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Music Department
1973, Jan.-Aug.
Acting Dean, School of the Arts
 
1969-1989
Chairman, Music Division, School of the Arts
1969-1974
Chairman, Composition Committee, Music Department

Other Academic and Professional Positions

1978-1987
Member, Advisory Council on East Asian Art, Columbia University
1978-1987
Member, University Committee on General Education, Columbia University
1978-1991
Member, University Committee on Oriental Studies, Columbia University
1976, Oct.
Paul Clark Stauffer Visiting Professor, San Diego State University
1974-1975
Chairman, Search Committee of Dean of the School of the Arts, Columbia University
1974, Spring
Visiting Professor, Graduate Composition Seminar, Music Department, University of Pennsylvania
1972-1976
Member, University Committee on the Arts, Columbia University
1971-1972
Member, Presidential Committee on the Arts, Columbia University
1970-1975
Administrator, Walter Hinrichsen Award for Composers, Columbia University
1970 & 1971, Summers
Composer-in-Residence, Koussevitsky Composer’s Studio, Tanglewood
 
1970, Summer
Guest Composition Teacher, Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood
1967, Summer
Composer-in-Residence, Festival of the Arts of This Century, East-West Center Honolulu
1963 & 1964
Faculty Composer, Bennington Composers’ Conference
1962-1966
Composition & Theory Teacher, Horace Mann School, New York
1958-1959
Composer-in-Residence, University of Illinois
1955-1957
Director, research program on classical Chinese music and drama, sponsored by a Rockefeller Foundation grant, Columbia University
1955-1957
Technical Assistant, Electronic Music Laboratory, Columbia University
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