Musical Director

Dr. Yufen Yen

Island Grove Chorus is delighted to have a new director.

Dr. Yufen Yen has a D.M.A. in choral conducting and literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.M. in choral conducting, Tunghai University, Taiwan; a B.M. in voice performance, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan. A native of Taipei, Yen is an active choral conductor and her conducting has been well received both in Taiwan and in the United States. “She has great conducting gesture, very good, no tension at all and easy for singers to sing.” – Choral Maestro Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt.

Yen conducts choirs of all ages with a variety of repertoires. In addition, Yen had helped prepare opera choruses for the National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and Tunghai University. She is the music director of the Hampton United Methodist Church and the Cambridge Chinese Choral Society, conductor of the children’s Chinese choir at the MLK community school, and a devoted music educator in greater Boston area. Yen also a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts American Choral Director Association annual conference in the summer of 2017.

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