Jerry (Chiwei) Hui has written a wide variety of music that ranges from serious concert art music to humorous choral arrangements. His music has been performed in the United States, Germany, France, Scotland, Indonesia and Hong Kong by community choirs, campus ensembles, and professional groups. His composition has won prizes including the Robert Helps Prize 2008, and received commissions that will be featured in the World Saxophone Congress.
As a conductor, Dr. Hui has founded and directed various community choirs, church choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras. He has performed often as a singer of early and contemporary music. He is active in performing for fellow composers, and has premiered over 30 new works. He is directing and performing with Eliza's Toyes, a vocal sextet specialized in early music. Recently he has joined the faculty of University of Wisconsin-Stout as the Director of Choral Activities.
A native of Hong Kong, Jerry Hui received his DMA degree in music composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Hui’s principal composition teachers include David Crumb, Stephen Dembski, Robert Kyr, Joel Naumann and Laura Schwendinger. His conducting teachers are Beverly Taylor , Sharon Paul, Bruce Gladstone, Hirvo Surva, and Paul Flight.
Representative Works: Online sound files include choral, vocal, chamber, multimedia, instrumental and orchestral music. Click on WORKS.
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Oregon Connection: Jerry Hui received his Masters degree in music composition and choral conducting from the University of Oregon where he studied with David Crumb, Robert Kyr, and Sharon Paul.
This profile created from online sources by OCW on August 21, 2015.