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born: 29 January 1964, Taipei, Taiwan; studies: University of Illinois (M.M. 1995); teachers: William Brooks, John Melby, Scott Wyatt. Chin-Chin Chen is a composer and teacher, who has received international performances and broadcasts. Her electroacoustic works, Points of No Return (1997, for two-channel tape) and Points of Arrival (1998, for violin and tape) won First Prize and Honorable Mention respectively in the Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo in Varese, Italy. Chin-Chin Chen, composer and director of the GVSU Music Technology Center, joined the music faculty in 1999. Prior to coming to GVSU, she taught at Millikin University. She holds the D.M.A. in Composition/Theory, the M.Mus. in Music Theory, as well as M. Mus. in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign), and the B.A. in Social Work from Fu-Jen Catholic University in her native Taiwan. Dr. Chen's electroacoustic works Points of No Return (1997, for two-channel tape) and Points of Arrival (1998, for violin and tape) won First Prize and Honorable Mention, respectively, in the Concoros Internazionale Luigi Russolo in Varese, Italy. Her works have received international performance and broadcasts in such cities as Corfu, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Lyons, Prague, Pomona, Austin, Santa Fe, San Jose, Montreal, Melbourne, Belo Horizonte, Stony Brook, Barcelona, and others. She is published by Media Press.