Jerry Hui

Jerry (Chiwei) Hui has written a wide variety of music that ranges from large-scale orchestral music to light-hearted choral text settings. As a conductor, Dr. Hui has founded and directed various community choirs, church choirs, and orchestras. His conducting repertoire spans centuries of music, from Heinrich Schütz to Schoenberg and John Adams, and includes numerous premieres of works by young composers. He is now the Director of Choral Activities at University of Wisconsin-Stout, and director of the Chippewa Valley Festival Choir based in Eau Claire WI. He is active as a performer, primarily singing in small vocal ensembles and choruses, and has often appeared as a vocal soloist. Mr. Hui has sung as a bass, tenor and countertenor, with a primary interest in early music and contemporary music.

A native of Hong Kong, Jerry Hui received his DMA degree in music composition/choral conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Bachelor's degree in music composition and computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Masters degrees in music composition and choral conducting from the University of Oregon. Dr. 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, and Bruce Gladstone.


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