在美期間，曾陸續擔任University of Minnesota美國明尼蘇達大學音樂系管絃樂團、歌劇院、Concerto Grosso Ensemble、University of Minnesota Bravo 音樂節之助理指揮；Minnesota Opera House 明尼蘇達歌劇院、Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 聖保羅室內樂團之Apprenticeship Conductor。其餘殊榮，例如包括：獲大師 Gunther Schuller 選為Active Conductor，指揮Spokane Symphony Orchestra演出舒曼第二號交響曲；受Chamber Music Society of Minnesota之邀，與茱麗亞絃樂四重奏大提琴家Joel Kronsnick及女高音Maria Jette合作演出Heitor Villa-Lobos的Bachianas Brasilieras No.5 ；獲指揮大師Daniel Lewis 推薦入美國交響樂團協會於紐約舉辦之指揮營，因表現傑出，會後並由Catherine French及Donald Thulean兩位前後任主席推薦加入新成立的美國女指揮家協會。並曾先後入選新加坡國家交響樂團副指揮、美國奧瑞岡交響樂團 Oregon Symphony Orchestra Apprenticeship Conductor、美國西岸聲譽卓著的音樂學府Idyllwild Arts Academy 之音樂總監決選名單。
為培養堅實的下一代音樂人才，返國半年，1999年1月起迄今，鍾博士曾陸續擔任古典管絃樂團、樂亮青少年絃樂團 、中華民國古典騎士音樂協會(Cavalleria di Musica) 附設交響樂團、東海大學音樂先修班管絃樂團指揮一職。這些樂團，現皆已成為北台灣及中台灣精緻藝術與文化播種者的代名詞，對音樂教育紮根、深化，有卓著的成績。過去數年，除了定期的音樂會演出外，並經常性地舉辦各類演講、大師班、夏令營、絃樂大賽、國際交流參訪等活動，旨在擴展團員之視野，傳遞精緻藝術之美，而團員更多次囊括台灣區音樂比賽的前三名。
Born in Taipei, Annie Chung began conducting at the age of eleven, several times winning prizes while leading her school organizations in all-Taiwan competitions. In July 1998 she became the first in Taiwan to hold a doctorate in Orchestral Conducting and started as Assistant Professor at Tunghai University, Music Department in September, where she conducted the symphony orchestra and choir while teaching conducting and chamber music. In February 2005 she began her new position as the Music Director of National Kaohsiung Normal University, Music Department Symphony Orchestra and Choir. With Annie Chung at the helm, the symphony orchestra and choir, while a university organization, came under a professional-like discipline of attitude and method, so that it assumed new heights in terms of both quality of performance and number of performances. While in America she was among the finalists for Associate Conductor with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Apprentice Conductor with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Also she assumed Assistant Conductor duties at the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater, the Concerto Grosso Ensemble, and their Bravo Music Festival, at the time serving as Apprenticeship Conductor at the Minnesota Opera House and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Some of the honors she has garnered include the maestro Gunther Schuller's choosing her to conduct the Spokane Symphony Orchestra's performance of Schumann's Second Symphony. At the invitation of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, she cooperated with Julliard String Quartet cellist Joel Kronsnick and soprano Maria Jette. With the recommendation of maestro Daniel Lewis she joined the conductor's workshop put on by the American Symphony Orchestra League in New York, and put on such a sterling performance that Catherine French and Donald Thulean, both of the former presidents of the Association, recommended her for membership in the newly founded Association of Women Conductors.
For its breadth of musical selections taken from many different periods, her conducting has extended to orchestral, choral and operating, something rarely seen in Taiwan and winning her unanimous praise from the specialists. For that reason she was selected as conductor for the government-sponsored “Taiwan Salutes” programs performed in America to convey condolences to the U.S. government on the first anniversary of the 911 attack. She conducted the performances at both the Lincoln Center in New York and at the University of Maryland.
Besides the teaching obligations at the college campus, Ms. Chung devoted her spare time to radio show hosting, column writing and mostly, to promoting and managing the music activities by inviting the most sought-after performing artists around the globe. She appeared publicly many times to introduce the musical selections or serve as master of ceremonies. As she explains to the audiences the superlative expression of classical music, she was chosen to M. C. the outdoor rebroadcasts of music performances by Leipzig Gewandhaus Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra during their tour of Taiwan. And also she has been an active Columnist of several magazines in Taiwan , including Audio Art, Audio Cité and MUZIK.
Ms. Chung has been working on the concert series for years, presenting not only the performances of the outstanding local artists, but also the premiere concerts of the living composers. Since the year of 2002, she has invited the best Chinese musicians of this generation to get involved in the GALA concert series for 6 years. In addition, on top of her list, she has the Vienna Philharmonic’s former concertmaster Vesselin Paraschkevov visiting Taiwan several times during the past four years; “Mozart Authority” Dr. Robert Levin’s first visit to Taiwan during the 2006’s Christmas season; the legendary composer/educator from the Juilliard School of Music Dr. Samuel Adler’s first visit and the premiere concert of his viola concerto and the cantata “Choose Life”; the renowned Russian pianist Natalya Antonova’s first visit to Taiwan in June, 2007.
In January 1999 Ms. Chung began her new position as the Principal Conductor of the Classic Symphony Orchestra . And she became the Guest Conductor of the Yue-Liang Youth Symphony Orchestra In September 2002. Both have become another term for superlative musical and cultural propagation in Taiwan. In October 2003, she became the Chairwoman of Cavalleria di Musica (Classic-Chevalier Music Society, R. O. C). And she founded the society’s orchestra in March 2007.
She studied with David Effron, Timothy Koch, Keith Clark, Kate Tamarkin, Helmuth Rilling, Roger Norrington, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Morgen, Gunther Schuller, Daniel Lewis, Harold Farberman, Christopher Wilkins, Steven Zike, and Raymond Harvey.
Professional Employment and Experience
Assistant Conductor and Teaching Assistant of University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theater
Assistant Conductor of University of Minnesota Concerto Grosso Ensemble
Active Conductor chosen by maestro Gunther Schuller to conduct Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 with Spokane Symphony Orchestra in the Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho.
Invited by Chamber Music Society of Minnesota conducting Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 (Guest Artists: Joel Kronsnick & Maria Jette)
Assistant Conductor of Bravo Music Festival of University of Minnesota.
Fellow Conductor of Hartt School Conductors Institute of University of Hartford, Connecticut.
Chosen by Singapore Symphony Orchestra as the candidate for the position of Associate Conductor.
Chosen by American Symphony Orchestra League as the Participant of New York Conducting Workshop.
Chosen by Oregon Symphony Orchestra as the candidate for the position of Apprenticeship Conductor of 1998-2000 Season
Apprenticeship Conductor of Minnesota Opera House.
Chosen by Idyllwild Arts Academy as the candidate for the position of Music Director of the International Chamber Orchestra.
Apprenticeship Conductor of Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Conductor of the productions by University of Minnesota Opera Theater and Tunghai University, Music Department including Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, 1762 original version (5/96), Verdi’s Falstaff (2/97), Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (5/97), Bernstein’s opera Candide (5/98), Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (5/02), Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus (5/05). Apprenticeship Conductor of the productions by Minnesota Opera House, including Verdi’s Aida、George Antheil’s Transatlantic (U.S. premiere)、Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Puccini’s Tosca
Music Director / Conductor of Tunghai University, Music Department Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Taiwan.
Principal Conductor of Classic Symphony Orchestra, Taichung, Taiwan.
Conductor of Formosa Youth Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Taipei, Taiwan. This group has participated in the Taiwan Salutes series of events in New York City and Washington D. C. from September 11 to 20, 2002, performing both in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York and Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland.
Chosen to M. C. the outdoor rebroadcasts of music performances by Leipzig Gewandhaus Symphony Orchestra (3/02) and Vienna Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (4/03) during their tour of Taiwan.
Principal Guest Conductor of MoonString Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan
Columnist of Audio Art magazine
Head of Preparation Committee of Cavalleria di Musica (Classic-Chevalier Music Society, R. O. C)
Chairwoman of Cavalleria di Musica (Classic-Chevalier Music Society, R. O. C)
Head of Committee for organizing a series of concerts and related activities (ex: Summer Camp, Mastercalss, Strings competition...) of GALA I, II, III, IV, V, VI beginning at January 2003.
Head of Committee for organizing 5 concerts and related activities of " MEMOIRES DE LA ROSE" series beginning at May 2004.
Emcee of Classical Radio Station FM. 97.7, Taiwan
Head of Committee for organizing the web-site http://www.classic.org.tw/ and E-Paper produced by Cavalleria di Musica (Classic-Chevalier Music Society, R. O. C)
Columnist of Audio Cité magazine.
Music Director / Conductor of National Kaohsiung Normal University, Music Department Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Taiwan.
Columnist of MUZIK magazine
Head of Committee for organizing a concert (and related activities) of Choose Life --- Premiere Concert of Samuel Adler’s Masterworks
Music Director / Conductor of Symphony Orchestra of Cavalleria di Musica
Head of Committee for organizing a concert (and related activities) of FIFTH GALA FESTIVAL CONCERT－The Irresistible !
Head of Committee for organizing the concerts and related activities of " The International Exchanges Series" I: The Rhythm in Sunshine (July, 2007); II: Allegro Vivace (July, 2008), III: The Meaning of A Happy Union (July, 2009)
Music Director / Conductor of Symphony Orchestra of
Tunghai University Music Preparatory School,
Head of Committee for organizing a concert (and related activities) of SIXTH GALA FESTIVAL CONCERT－ icastico !