Alan Chan

Alan Chan’s music is often influenced by his experiences living in America, East Asia, and Europe. His music is used to raise awareness about current issues, such as environmental protection. It often intersects with other creative forms like contemporary poetry. His groundbreaking works have been honored with funding from ArtEZ, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, New Music USA, Society of Composers, Inc., Society of Composers, Inc., Society of Composers, Inc., Society of Composers, Inc., Society Of Composers, Inc. (SCI), and the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong. He won first place in the 2008 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest with Without a Trail to Lace (voice solo vibraphone) and second-place with Floes (solophone solo vibraphones in 2004). He comes from a classical background and began writing for jazz big bands under the guidance of Gary Lindsay in Miami, Vince Mendoza in Los Angeles, and Shelly Berg in Los Angeles. Tzu Zu Ku’s winning composition, “Tzu Zu Ku”, was selected from five finalists in North America and Europe to win the ArtEZ Jazz Composition Contest 2011. Enschede (the Netherlands) To create new compositions, he joined the BMI Jazz Compositions Workshop with legendary composer Jim McNeely. Shrimp Tale was selected to be performed by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge Band at the 2008 International Jazz Composers Symposium, Tampa, Florida. In 2012, he founded the Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra. It featured some of the best big band musicians in Los Angeles. His music has been performed at festivals like the Percussive Arts Society International Conference in 2009 and 2010, National Association of Teachers of Singing (2008), International Jazz Composers Symposium (2008), Musica Danubiana in Slovakia (Slovenia), June in Buffalo (2002) and Imagine Festival (2002). He also performs with prestigious groups such a Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Firebird (Boston), Hexnut, Amsterdam, Fort Worth Symphony, Eastman Percussion Ensemble, and Melody of China (MOC) among others. His first percussion ensemble piece, metal…stone…being…cracked (2001/02) has received performances more than ten times in the United States and in Europe. His works are published by HoneyRock, Meridian and Keyboard Percussion Publications. His works have been published by several musical genres including Rock-Paper-Scissors and musical Blue Butterfly (Ho Wen-Hsiung and Lin-lin Chang Bel Canto Theatre in Taiwan), Acala and Bitter Melon (MOC San Francisco), Qin (Composers Forum of the East), VT), Listen and Hold Your Breath, Gateway Christian Church), and B for Brazil and Sweet Bach, Lien Percussion Ensemble (Taiwan). Chan has been a curator, reviewer, and judge in the music industry for many years. He was a judge for the 38th Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest (2010) as well as the SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition Competition. He is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director for the Gateway Performance Series in Los Angeles. He entered a one year exchange program with Michael Jarrell to study at the Universitat fur Musik und Darstellen Kunst Wien in 1999. Marc-Andre Dalbavie, Toshio Hosokawa, John Van der Slice, John Van der Slice (University of Miami), James Mobberley and Chen Yi (University of Missouri – Kansas City – UMKC), Donald Crockett (University of Southern California), Frank Ticheli (University of Southern California), Vince Mendoza (“University of Southern California”) were his mentors. He has held positions as a teacher at the UMKC and USC, University of Redlands, and the Walden School. from

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