Washington School

136-J Washington St. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108


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Montgomery School

10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111


Ann Chen

A native of Taiwan, Shao-Yu (Ann) Chen, is a freelance flutist and pianist in Albuquerque.  She moved to the United States in 2005 after receiving her first Bachelor’s degree in Taiwan.  She earned a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education with a flute emphasis from the University of Arizona under the tutelage of Brian Luce.  In 2016, Ann received a Master of Music degree in Flute and Piano Performance from the University of New Mexico, where she studied with Professors Valerie Potter and Pamela Pyle.


Ann has performed at the 2007 and 2016 National Flute Association Convention with the Professional Flute Choirs – Golden Flute Choir and Flutefinity Flute Ensemble.  She has also performed in master classes with Trevor Wye, Jan Vinci, Gary Schocker, Mary Karen Clardy, and Christopher Caliendo.  She has been teaching privately since 2007.


Ann dedicates most of her time to playing chamber music and hopes one day to form her own chamber group.  Besides music, she loves traveling and photography.

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