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Melody Chua


Melody Chua is a flutist, composer, sound engineer, and designer. She has a deep passion for the contemporary arts and seeks to expand the development of cross-disciplinary works through regular collaborations with composers and other artists. Melody is the Co-Founder of Null-state, a non-profit research, development, teaching, and performing enterprise. Melody has performed across the nation and abroad – including the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, Chicago Cultural Center, Grolloo International Flute Seminar in the Netherlands, Project Trio Festival NYC, the Chicago Academy for the Arts, and the Atlantic Music Festival Future Music Lab, a 4-week fellowship program and official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) Paris. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on a Thomas J. Smith full merit scholarship and as a Bronze Tablet Scholar and Chancellor’s Scholar in Flute Performance and Music Technology. She studied classical flute under Dr. Jonathan Keeble and contemporary flute with Shanna Gutierrez. Melody is a J. William Fulbright Scholar and Swiss Government Excellence Scholar at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) in classical and contemporary flute performance, with a concentration in electronic music composition. Melody is also the Web Manager and Content Assistant at FluteXpansions, an online educational platform for contemporary flute playing techniques.

For more information, please visit www.melodychua.com