Hsing Lih Chou
Artist Statement

Born in Taiwan, Dr. Hsing Lih Chou received his B.A. from National Chung-Hsing University and M.A., M.Ed., and Doctor of Education from Columbia University.

Hsing-Lih Chou is one of the original pioneer composers of “Campus Folk Songs,” revolutionary music in a new style combining folk and country melodies, which has been welcomed into the fabric of the young student society for the past three decades. He is recognized as a leading Taiwanese dialect and Chinese folk singer in America and has performed in many prestigious New York halls and festivals, including Alice Tully Hall and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, Rubin Museum and Queens Museum. His annual Taiwan Songs benefit concert has become the most popular event in New York for Chinese senior citizens.

He is a professor at BMCC, City University of New York, Center for Ethnic Studies and specializes in Asian American History and Chinese Culture and Heritage. A former faculty member of Fordham University, Dr. Chou is considered a specialist in Chinese culture, Mandarin and international educational development.

A passionate fund raiser for non-profit organizations and a strong advocate of community service, Dr. Chou is executive director at New York Institute of Culture and the Arts. He is also a frequent lecturer and curator for many art exhibitions, such as Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, and Flushing Town Hall Gallery and has been chief coordinator for many cross-cultural festivals including Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, Ellis Island, National Park of the Statue of Liberty.

Learning Chinese Through Song

Demo Video
Pioneer of Campus Folk Songs
Performance History with CAAC
2015An Afternoon of Chinese Theater and Taiwanese Campus Folk Songs off Broadway