Arts & Communication: Music
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Jay Chen obtained his bachelor's degree from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China and his master's degree from Oregon State University. In addition to his position as trumpet instructor at Oregon State University, he also directs the Oregon State University Brass Ensemble and the OSU Trumpet Choir, which toured China in September of 2009.
Chen is in high demand as a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator in the Northwest, as well as in China. He is currently the principal trumpet for the Portland and Eugene Opera orchestras. In Oregon, Chen has performed with the Oregon Symphony, the Eugene Symphony, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Oregon Coast Music Festival, the Sunriver Music Festival and the Cascade Music Festival. He has also performed at the New Music Festival in Chengdu, China.
He has served on the brass faculty at the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington, as well as on the trumpet faculty for the Young Musicians and Artists (YMA) summer camp in Salem, Oregon. He has also been a visiting professor at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China.
Jay has been a Yamaha clinician since 1994. He currently lives in Corvallis with his wife and two children.