Yun Ju (Alice) Pan is currently the Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at the University of North Alabama, teaching alongside Dr. Tracy Wiggins. She is a acclaimed educator, soloist, and chamber musician in the United States, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Australia.
Alice holds a Doctoral of Music Arts degree from Michigan State University, a Master of Percussion Performance degree from Ithaca College, and a Bachelor of Performance Music Art degree from SooChow University (Taiwan.) Her teachers include Keiko Abe, Gordon Stout, Gwendolyn Dease, Jon Weber, Randy Gelispie, Pei-Ching Wu, Kuang-Yuan Kuo, and Susan Wu.
As an active performer and educator, Alice has performed across the world in competitions and concerts in Australia, Taiwan, Japan, China, and the United States, including performing at PASIC as a competing soloist and with the Michigan State University Percussion Ensembles. She also often works with percussion ensembles and chamber groups, and performs alongside acclaimed musicians such as Gordon Stout, Gwen Dease, arx duo, Andrew Thomson, The New Morse Code Duo, Naoko Takada, Tomoko Taki, and Dr. Ming-Hui Kuo. Alice has also held masterclasses and clinics at various universities across the world, focusing on topics ranging from percussion ensemble and solo marimba to elementary music.
In the composition realm, Alice has worked to expand the scope of possibility for percussion and marimba music, commissioning works from Andrea Clearfield, Josh Oxford, Gordon Stout,
Alice has also worked to compose and arrange her own music that combine different art forms and styles from across the world, including writing for P PLAY Percusson Group, composing a traditional Beijing Opera, and arranging a transcription of Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No.5 for marimba quartet.
Alice is currently the Director of Administration and International Arts at the Taiwan Percussion Arts Alliance, and the Founder and Director of P Play Percussion Group in Taiwan.
Alice is proudly sponsored by REMO Drumheads and Innovative Percussion.
Australia Marimba Competition - First Prize
Taiwan International Percussion Championship Marimba – First Prize
Taiwan International Percussion Championship Vibraphone – Gold Medal Prize
Taiwan International Percussion Championship Percussion Ensemble – Gold Medal
Brownsville Marimba Competition – Second Prize
Taiwan International Percussion Championship Marimba – Gold Prize
Taiwan International Percussion Championship – Judges Favorite Special Award
Michigan State University Concerto Competition winner
White Lake Festival Solo Competition – First Prize
White Lake Festival Solo Competition – Audiences’ Favorite Special Award
PASIC International Vibraphone Solo Competition – Third Prize
MSU Symphony Orchestra Honors Concert
East Lansing, MI
Played Percussion Concerto by Joseph Schwantner as a soloist with MSU Symphony Orchestra at Wharton Performing Art Center.
“玩者，玩著！” Percussion Concert
Played Aurora Borealis by John Thrower as marimba soloist with auditioned percussionists and members from P PLAY Percussion Group at Song-I Performing Art Center.
P PLAY Seen and Not Seen Concert
Played The Wave by Keiko Abe as marimba soloist with P PLAY Percussion Group at Song-I Performing Art Center.
COMMISSIONS AND WORLD PREMIERES
Marimba and Voice solo by Robert Oetomo
Commission for Yun Ju Pan’s singing marimba/percussion project.
Round for Three Muses by Andrea Clearfield
Commission and premier for 2017 the 4LoKo$’ world tour. 2016-2017.
Ox Suite: Three Songs for a Singing Marimbist by Josh Oxford
Commission and premiered the first movement for my recital at Ithaca College in 2013, and premiered the second and third movements in 2016 tour. The suite including “Afterwards...”, “Come Get Together”, and “Ballade.”
The Other Side (of Silence) by Gordon Stout
Premiered this piece on March 2017 at Michigan State university.
Reconstruction by Yun Ju Pan
Composed and premiered on March 2014 at Michigan State University.
Oh! Asian Percussionist Series
Hong Kong, China
Invited as artist by the Gip Percussion Ensemble to give a joint concert with Aimee Mina-De la Cruz (Philippines), Satur Tiamson (Philippines), Tanmay Mukherjee (Indonesia), Adam Tan (Audtralia), and Kaboom Percussion (Australia).
Yun, Groove, Marimba
Invited as artist by the Macao Modern Musician Society and StickMusic Studio to give a lecture and Played a short concert.
World Tour – The Without Borders Percussion Quartet
Invited by Prof. Keiko Abe to Play my transcription of Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No.5 for marimba quartet at Toho Gakuen University Art department with Prof. Alexander Smith, Kathryn Irwin, William Alderman.
World Tour – The Without Borders Percussion Quartet
2-17 June, 2017
Taipei and YunLin, Taiwan
Played solo and percussion quartet music at the SooChow University, Taiwan, and Yun Percussion Academic, YunLin with Prof. Alexander Smith, Kathryn Irwin, and William Alderman.
Melbourne Percussion Gala Concert
Invited as the first prize winner of 2016 Australia Marimba Competition to play solos in Melbourne Percussion Gala Concert.
Tomoko Taki and Ogura Concert
Invited as a guest artist to perform with percussionist Tomoko Taki and soprano Tomoko Ogura in 2016 Tottori University Art Concert Series.
Still Band Fundraiser Concert
Played as timpanist and principle percussionist for still band fundraiser concerts in Taipei, Taiwan.
Matcha Mocha – Yun Ju Pan and Tomoko Taki Marimba Duo Live
Played solos and duet with Tomoko Taki in Tottori, Japan.
McCormick Marimba Festival
Gave a full session marimba solo recital
University of Central Missouri
Played a chamber music and solos at University of Central Missouri with the Without Borders Percussion Quartet.
Indiana Percussive Association Clinic Day
Played a duet recital with Dr. Ming-Hui Kuo and Naoko Sharp at the IPA Clinic Day.
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Played in the winner circle concert with Michigan State University as a soloist at PASIC 2017.
Downriver Day of Percussion
Played in the opening showcase concert at the Downriver Day of Percussion.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
Invited as guest artist to present a recital at the Bowling Green State University concert hall.
University of Central Florida
Invited as guest artist to present a recital at the UCF concert hall. .
University of North Alabama
Invited as guest artist to present a recital at the UNA student recital hall.
Invited as guest artist to present a recital at the Ohio University concert hall.
Brownsville Marimba Orchestra
2016 Brownsville Marimba Festival closing ceremony event.
Celebrating Marimba Orchestra
The 80th Anniversary Tribute Concert to Clair Omar Musser’s International Marimba Symphony Orchestra with featured artist Gordon Stout.