William Chien, DMA

Saxophonist Dr. William Chien is a soloist, chamber musician and educator. He has performed
throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Chien holds the degree of Doctor of Music from
the University of North Texas, major in saxophone performance and related field in jazz study. His
primary teachers are Eric Nestler, Kenneth Radnofsky, Kenny Tse, Shuen-Wen Tung and Shyen
Lee.
As a performer, Dr. Chien gives recitals and concerts all over the world, he has premiered many
new works at various international events such as World Saxophone Congress, North American
Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Navy International Saxophone Symposium, Denton Jazz
Festival, Malaysia KK Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival and Taiwan National Recital Concert
Hall.
As an educator, Dr. Chien has served as a committee member in the First Asian Saxophone
Congress, and was invited to be the judge for the jazz competition of the congress in 2016. Besides,
he also assisted many other important saxophone events such as Taiwan International Saxophone
Summer Camp and Taipei International Jazz Camp. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Chien was the founder
of Taipei Saxophone Lecture Series and cooperated with other musicians, gave numerous lectures
and clinics in different universities and colleges in Taipei. Dr. Chien has previously served on the
faculty as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Taiwan National Tainan University, National Sun
Yat-sen University, Taipei Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei Christ's College, Kuang Jen High
School and Taipei Hwa Kang Art School. He has been awarded the position of Teaching Fellow at
the University of North Texas from 2010-2013.
Dr. Chien is the author of "Saxophone Learning for Novices" and "Saxophone Altissimo",
published by Mercury Publishing HouseSince 2017, Dr. Chien is an endorsing artist for Forestone
Saxophone.