Ya-Ju Chuang is an active performer, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. As a performer, Chuang has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships. She was the first prize winner at the Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso International competition, American Protégé International Competition, Concerto Competition at Michigan State University, and Tuesday Musical Association scholarship competition. Chuang was a scholarship recipient at Kent State University and a graduate assistant at Michigan State University. As a collaborative pianist, she worked as a collaborative pianist at Music Teachers National Association East Central Division competitions and National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions. As a pedagogue, Chuang presented in the MMTA State Conference, the MTNA Collegiate Chapter Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and MTNA Conference. Chuang received her D.M.A. in Piano Performance and M.M. in Piano Pedagogy from Michigan State University, M.M. in Piano Performance from Kent State University, and B.M. in Piano Performance from Taipei Municipal University of Education. Her primary teachers include Panayis Lyras, Derek Polischuk, Jerry Wong, Lin- Ju Ou, and Juanelva Rose. Chuang is a Collaborative Pianist at Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp.