Yi-Chu Chen (apprentice 2) is studying for a master's degree in piano performance at NIU. She has a bachelor's degree in music from the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan. She has taught since 2005 and served as an aural trainer for children's music entrance exams in Taiwan. She has performed at many concerts, both as a soloist and as an accompanist in Taiwan and Illinois. She is a student of Professor Bill Goldenberg.