Carrie Chen received her Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in piano performance and a double Master of Music in piano performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music in piano performance at Indiana University under the tutelage of Arnaldo Cohen and Norman Krieger, with a double minor in music education and collaborative piano. Ms. Chen was a prize winner at numerous competitions, including the MFM.C Rosamund P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award.
She has collaborated extensively with students as part of her work as an assistant in the collaborative department at IU. Additionally, she has accompanied students at the String Academy of IU and the String Preparatory Academy at the University of Michigan. She regularly partnered with vocalists and instrumentalists at IU and UM, serving as a pianist for the University of Michigan Opera Department’s production rehearsals.
Already a veteran teacher of 10 years, her students have placed in competitions and performance and theory exams. She is a regular judge for the Bay Area Online Piano Competition and also served as a judge for the Achievement in Music exam in Bloomington, Indiana.