Taiwanese composer Tzu-Ling Sarana Chou has been the recipient of many awards, including the Leo Kaplan Award (ASCAP) and the Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize. Highlights of this year include two world premieres (Ghent and Brussels, Belgium), and performances at the New Music Miami ISCM Festival and at the San Diego Music Festival. Ms. Chou is currently a first year D.M.A. composition student at the Eastman School of Music. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago (M.A. '04) and The Juilliard School (B.M. '02).