A dedicated educator, Dr. Tsai is an Artist Teacher of Violin at University of Redlands. She is also on faculty at the California State Summer School for the Arts, California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley, as well as Junior Chamber Music (Inland Empire). Dr. Tsai makes frequent appearances as an adjudicator and serves as clinician in schools around Southern California
where she mentors aspiring young musicians. She coaches instrumentalists in the Walnut Valley Unified School District at both Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools while being actively involved with the Diamond Bar High School Performing Arts Academy Advanced Music Program. In addition, Dr. Tsai has a robust private studio and has previously held faculty positions at Marymount California University and Idyllwild Arts Academy.
As a performer, Dr. Tsai recently became a new member of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing in several regional orchestras, she maintains an active career as a chamber musician winning honors at international competitions such as the International Young Artists Peninsula Music Festival and the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. As violinist
with chamber ensembles Definiens, DuselForty58, and the What’s Next Ensemble, Dr. Tsai has championed works of numerous living composers; she is an avid performer of contemporary music. Extensive collaboration with young composers included residencies and performance projects at institutions such as California State University, Northridge and Long Beach,
University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California. She also collaborated with artists such as Grammy Award-winning entertainer Ian Whitcomb featuring music by Patricio da Silva on a CD entitled Now and Then: Music of the Great Depressions(s) 2010/1929, composers Julia Adolphe, Veronika Krausas, Isaac Schankler, and Jacob ter Veldhuis (“JacobTV”), pianist Vicky Ray, and soprano vocalist Tony Arnold with these ensembles. Other collaborations included the performance of Steven Mackey’s Physical
Property with the composer on electric guitar at the University of Southern California and the world-premiere performance (of the version for nine string quartets) of Horatiu Radulescu’s String Quartet No.4, Op.33 with the JACK Quartet at the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland.