Dr. Yueh Chou
Office: MUS 105
Phone: (408) 924-4633
Dr. Yueh Chou is the bassoon instructor of the School of Music and Dance. She is known for her work on Modern and Historical Bassoons. She holds a Certificate Diploma (2007) on both Baroque and Classical Bassoons at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, the Netherlands; a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the Juilliard School; and has obtained both Masters and Doctorate (2000) degrees in Music (with minors in Baroque Bassoon and Music Education) from the University of Southern California. Dr. Chou has extensive performance and teaching experience, including teaching Master Classes at Fu-Jen University in Taiwan. She has taught Bassoon and Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division and Chabot College in Hayward.
Besides her love of modern and historical instruments, Dr. Chou also enjoys contemporary music. She premiered the solo Bassoon pieces Under the Open Sky by Veronika Krausas in Los Angeles and Group on a Row the Same by Lou Harrison in Santa Cruz. She has performed in Den Haag; Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw aan't IJ) in the Netherlands; Geel and Chimay (Theatre du Chateau) in Belgium; Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center in the United States; and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. She is the co-founder of the Baroque ensemble Harmonia Falice based in the Bay area.
She plays on a modern by Heckel as well as a baroque after Prudent (c.1770) and a classical after Granser (c. 1800) by Peter de Koningh.