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Sam Wei-Chih Sun

Adjunct Professor, School of Music
Phone: (626) 991–5109
Email: wsun@apu.edu
Sam Wei-Chih Sun is a pianist, accompanist, and music educator. He grew up in a Christian household where his interest in music was encouraged by his mother at the age of six when he started playing the piano. He attended the Taipei Municipal Teachers College and majored in piano performance and minored in cello and vocal performance. After graduation, Sun became an elementary school music teacher in Taipei and held many musical activities to inspire students’ interests in music. In 2005, Sun received a master’s degree in conducting from Azusa Pacific University. In 2006, he received the Chinese Overseas Outstanding Youth Award. In 2013, he received The Excellent Educator Award by The Taiwanese Teachers College Association.

Sun is an adjunct professor of piano at Azusa Pacific University, Citrus Community College, and Calvin Chao Theological Seminary. He is the music director at Good Shepherd Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Monterey Park. He also conducts the Southern California Taiwanese Hakka Chorus, the Arcadia Chinese Chorus, and the Irvine Chinese Chorus. Throughout the year, Sun conducts professional concerts and collaborates with professional soloists.

Education

B.A., Music Education and Piano Performance, Taipei Municipal Teachers College, Taiwan
M.M., Choral Conducting, Azusa Pacific University

Department

  • College of Music and the Arts: School of Music

Expertise

  • Choral conducting
  • Piano accompaniment
  • Vocal coaching

Courses Taught

MUS 103 – Beginning Piano Class
MUS 104 – Elementary Piano Class
MUS 105 – Intermediate Piano Class