Commissioner (2016-2022), Research Commission
Dr. Jason Chen graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree, majoring in composition and piano with a 4-year scholarship. He received MA in composition and electro-acoustic music and PGDE in Music respectively. A composer, pianist and researcher, he studied jazz piano and arranging with Prof. Kim Park, and composition under the tutorship of Prof. James Mobberley and Prof. John Chen, and has written over 40 compositions including works for orchestra, chamber music, electroacoustic music and writing music for TV commercials, movie soundtrack. His works have been published by Warner music, Universal music, Capital Artist, What’s music, EEG Records and Hong Kong Composers' Guild. His composition Global Warning for 12 Guitars has been selected to represent the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) at the 62nd International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) in 2015. He is also a PhD in music technology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia, researching on composing for film and the media. He recently received a Knowledge Transfer Fund to study how to use i-Pad in performing and composing for secondary school students as a knowledge transfer (KT) project and a General Research Fund (GRF) research project supported by Research Grant Council (RGC) to study the compositional thinking in popular and classical music. His articles have been published by the top-ranked journals - International Journal of Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, Oxford Handbook of Music Technology and Education. He serves as the editorial board member of the International Journal of Music Education (IJME) and Media Journal of Music Education (MJME) and subject specialist by HKCAAVQ. He is a recipient of the Dean's Research Output Prize in 2015-16.