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Linda L Li-Bleuel

Linda L Li-Bleuel

Professor of Music

Department of Performing Arts

Curriculum Vitae


Linda Li-Bleuel is a professor of music in the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University, where she teaches applied and collaborative piano to music majors and minors, music history, and music theory/aural skills. Dr. Li-Bleuel maintains an active solo and chamber music career. Before the pandemic, she completed a China recital tour, centering in the cities of Nanjing and Xi’an. 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, Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, and Nanjing University of the Arts. A supporter of new classical art music, she and her husband, saxophonist/conductor John Bleuel, commissioned two pieces from Lucie Robert-Diessel, Paris Conservatoire composition professor and Prix de Rome winner. Dr. Li-Bleuel has given the United States and European premieres of her works, 10+1 (solo piano with saxophone orchestra) under the baton of John Bleuel, and Interrogations for violin, piano, and alto saxophone. She was the 2012-14 Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities Creativity Professor. Dr. Li-Bleuel has recorded for Arizona University Recordings and ACA Digital. She is the currently the MTNA Southern Division Director and is a sought-after 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.

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