Joyce Chen Graduate Student: Musicology

A native of Taiwan, Dr. Joyce Chen is a recipient of the 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. As a solo harpsichordist, Joyce has been gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. From 2015- 2016, Joyce performed extensively with Brandywine Baroque on the regular concert series as well as Harpsichord Heaven at the Flint Collection of Antique Keyboard Instruments. In March 2016, Joyce was one of the six finalists at the Eighth International Jurow Harpsichord Competition in Oberlin. Joyce has participated in the Musica Antiqua Festival and Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, Belgium as well as the International Normandy Baroque Music Competition in Rouen, France. In May 2019, Joyce performed as a soloist of the Emerging Artist Showcase by Early Music America at the Bloomington Early Music Festival. Joyce is a PhD candidate in Historical Musicology at Princeton University, working on her dissertation “Musica Experientia/Experimentum: Acoustics, Aesthetics, and Artisanal Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century Europe” with Dr. Wendy Heller. Joyce holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in harpsichord performance from Stony Brook University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley. She has studied harpsichord with Charlene Brendler, Arthur Haas, and Davitt Moroney.

Solo Harpsichord Recital – Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2019 Early Music America’s Young Performer’s Festival

Emerging Artist Showcase, Early Music America, 2019

Individual Artist Fellowship (Emerging Professional), Delaware Division of the Arts, 2018

Invited Partipant, The Normandy International Baroque Competition, Rouen, France, 2018

Finalist, The Eigth Jurow International Harpsichord Competition (HKSNA), 2016

Recipient, Early Music America Scholarship Competition, 2016

“Historical Performance in the West and Asia: An Ethnological Assessment”, Early Music America

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