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陳茂萱(1936生),作曲家、音樂教育家。出生於雲林北港。父親陳家湖是北港美樂帝樂團隊長,陳茂萱從小深受影響。1955年,考進臺灣省立師範學院(今國立臺灣師範大學)音樂學系主修鋼琴,並學習理論作曲。後他嘗試各類型的創作,其中以鋼琴曲的創作數量最多,如《鋼琴奏鳴曲第14號》、鋼琴協奏曲《一言九頂》等。其音樂創作的特色為西方樂曲形式框架下呈現東方傳統的韻味,節奏設計特殊,獨樹一格。曾任教於國立臺灣師範大學音樂系多年,並擔任系主任;1983年,與其學生共同創立璇音雅集,定期發表音樂創作,例如歌劇《希望與和平》。陳茂萱為中華民國音樂教育學會創辦人,並於1992年創立致凡音樂教學系統。2013年,獲第十七屆國家文藝獎,表彰他在音樂創作與音樂教育方面的貢獻。

CHEN Mao-Shuen (CHEN Mao-Xuan) is a composer and music educator born in Yunlin County’s Beigang Township on Jan. 7, 1936. He composes music in many genres, including overture, symphony, concerto, chamber music, chorus, lieder and music for piano, with the last being the most profuse. His works is very unique in that he successfully creates a kind of music that is Western in structure but oriental in essence. He also developed systematic teaching materials for music education, which was a valuable contribution to the development of fundamental music education in Taiwan. Chen had taught in National Taiwan Normal University’s music department for many years. He also served as the deputy conductor of Experimental Symphony Orchestra (now National Symphony Orchestra) and National Experimental Choir (now National Choir). In 1983, he formed an organization called ‘Formusica’ in collaboration with his students to serve as a platform for sharing new compositions in Taiwan. Chen founded the R.O.C. Association of Music Education and also formulated the WACH music education system. Chen was awarded the National Award for the Arts by NCAF in 2013 for his creative and educational contributions in music.