YEN Ting-Chieh (1920-2010), a choral conductor and music educator, was born in Sukabumi, Indonesia, and in 1928 returned to Yung Chun, Fujian. In 1940, Yen was accepted into the Shanghai National Training School of Music and later transferred to National Fujian School of Music. After graduation, Yen became the music instructor of the Hangzhou Airforce Academy Choir, and in 1949, relocated to Kangshan, Kaohsiung together with the Academy. In 1951, Yen started choral conducting in organizations and schools including the Taiwan Provincial Symphony Orchestra (now National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra), Nantong Catholic Choir, National Taiwan Academy of Arts (now National Taiwan University of Arts) Music Department, Chinese Culture College (now Chinese Culture University) Music Department, Catholic Holy Family Church Choir, etc., passionately promoting choral music. In 1970, Yen became the founding chairman of the 5-year-curriculum Music Department of Tainan Women’s College of Home Economics (now Tainan University of Technology). Upon his retirement in 1986, Yen was summoned and honored by the then Vice President Li Teng-Hui. Yen was devoted to the studies of Chinese musicians in the 1990’s and published three volumes of The Biographies of Contemporary Chinese Musicians, dedicating his life and effort to make great contributions to the choral music and music education of Taiwan.