CHEN Ming-Lü is a vocal performer and music educator. She was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in January 1932. At the age of 15, she began studying vocal music with Lin Chiu-chin. National Taiwan Normal University's music department matriculated Chen in 1950. She graduated with top honors and subsequently served as a soprano and vocal coach for the Taiwan Provincial Symphony. At the age of 24, she began what would become a long and illustrious career as a professor at her alma mater NTNU. She is a talented singer of Chinese folksongs, particularly adept at utilizing a florid, embellished style of singing. Early in her performance career, she became extremely popular for a time, and subsequently many pieces were dedicated to her, such as "Ye Luo Li" and "A Little Flower." After retiring, she recorded numerous albums, which are filled with countless gorgeous songs that are quite touching.