Faculty

Linda Li-Bleuel

Email:  llibleu@clemson.edu

Biography

Dr. Linda Li-Bleuel is a professor of music in the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University, where she teaches applied and collaborative piano, music history, and music appreciation. She is currently a 2012-14 Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities Creativity Professor. Dr. Li-Bleuel maintains an active solo and chamber music career. As a Fulbright-Taiwan scholar she taught piano and gave recitals at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, and has also performed at Taipei National University of the Arts, National Chengchi University, and National Taiwan Normal University. She has also been a visiting professor in China at Shaanxi Normal University in Xian, China, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu. Other concerts include performances in Spain, Austria, Japan, Ireland, and throughout the United States. Conference presentations include national and international College Music Society meetings and lecture-recitals at the International Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University at Pennsylvania/Carnegie-Mellon University.

A supporter of new classical art music, she and her husband, saxophonist/conductor John Bleuel, recently commissioned a piece by Lucie Robert-Diessel, Paris Conservatoire composition professor and Prix de Rome winner. Dr. Li-Bleuel has given the United States and European premieres of this work, 10+1 (solo piano with saxophone orchestra) under the baton of John Bleuel. She and John Bleuel have been recitalists at several new music concert venues such as the North/South Consonance series in New York City, the Music From Almost Yesterday series in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Bridge New Music series at Lincoln Center.

Dr. Li-Bleuel has recorded for Arizona University Recordings and ACA Digital. She was the director of the 2002 and 2005 Clemson University Woman's Arts Festivals, and was a National Endowment for the Arts recipient for her work on the 2005 Clemson University Women’s Arts Festival. She is the 2013-14 President of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association (SCMTA), and a frequent clinician/adjudicator. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia, a Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her teachers have included Jane Allen, Kenneth Drake, and Richard Zimdars.