Dr. Yufen Yen has a DMA in Choral Conducting and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.M. in Choral Conducting, Tunghai University, Taiwan; B.M. in Voice Performance, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan.
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Yen is an active choral conductor and her conducting has been well received both in Taiwan and in the United States. “She’s got the great conducting gesture, very good, no tension at all and easy for singers to sing,” –Choral Maestro Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt.
Upon her professional career, Yen has been conducting choirs from all ages with varieties of repertoire. In addition, Yen had prepared opera chorus for National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and Tunghai University. She is currently the music director of Hampton United Methodist Church and MIT-Cambridge Chinese Choral Society, also a devoted music educator in greater Boston area.
台灣台北市人，美國伊利諾大學香檳校區音樂藝術博士，主修合唱指揮與文獻，為該校首位取得合唱指揮博士學位的台灣籍音樂家。合唱指揮大師Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt 曾盛讚 “她具有絕佳的指揮動作，放鬆且不緊繃，使歌手容易演唱”。不但以全額獎學金攻讀博士班，也是該系多年來唯一面試當場錄取的博士生。合唱指揮師事Dr. Fred Stoltzfus與Dr. Chester Alwes，聲樂師事Cynthia Haymon 與Ricardo Herrera。在台畢業於東海音樂系研究所及高師大音樂系，合唱指揮曾師事梁秀玲,潘宇文，聲樂曾師事湯慧茹,黃久娟。
目前任職HUMC與MIT-CCCS音樂總監，並於大波士頓地區教授音樂課程。在台曾與國家音樂廳交響樂團與台北市立交響樂團合作歌劇合唱團指導， 同時擔任大學合唱團, 國高中音樂班合唱團指揮。