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A native of Taiwan, Tina Su is Associate Professor of Horn at the University of Northern Iowa. From 2000-2006, she was the third horn with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. She has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and Russia. Su made her debut as a soloist with the HSNU High School Chamber Orchestra in Taiwan at the age of 15. Besides orchestral performances and solo recitals, Su has been an active chamber musician. She is a co-founder of the Wonder Horns, a horn quartet based in Taiwan. She has performed with the Miró String Quartet and Boston Brass, and has appeared at the Taiwan Connection Music Festival and the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival. Since joining the faculty of University of Northern Iowa, she has frequently performed with the Northwind Quintet and the Northern Brass Quintet. In addition to her work as a performer, Su has been an active clinician, lecturing and performing at universities and high schools in the U.S., China and Taiwan. She was a faculty member at Tung Hai University and the National Tainan College of Arts in Taiwan from 2000-2006. Su earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music where she was awarded a Performer’s Certificate. She received a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the Juilliard School and her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers include Si-Yuan Zuang, Verne Reynolds, Peter Kurau, and William Purvis. She has studied chamber music with the New York Woodwind Quintet and the American Brass Quintet. Passionate about expanding the horn repertoire, Su has premiered pieces for horn and other instruments composed by Reynolds, Tsai, Lu, Schwabe, and Askim. She also arranged several volumes of art songs for horn and piano; the first volume, Three Bizet Songs for Horn and Piano, was published through Veritas Musica in the fall of 2011. Her solo album Watercolors: Art Songs for Horn and Piano was released in the fall of 2014.