About the Arts Internship Program

Acknowledging the many challenges associated with arts administration in the 21st century, Chamber Music | OC is proud to announce the launch of a bold new program to help prepare the next generation of arts leaders: the Chamber Music | OC Arts Internship Program.

Chamber Music | OC’s Arts Internship Program is the only arts administration program of its kind providing unique practical experience in association with the organization’s three divisions: Performance, Education, and Community Outreach. The three divisions embody what Co-Founders Dr. Kevin Kwan Loucks and Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky believe to be “the complete musician” – an artist that not only focuses on their craft as a performer, but one that recognizes their responsibility to share their knowledge through mentorship and one that engages with communities beyond the concert hall.

Arts Internship Program participants will be invited to take part in unique performance projects that will culminate in both public and private performances, and will also gain valuable teaching insight mentoring students through the Music Inspires Program.

2017-18 Arts Interns

This season, three young musicians have been selected to participate in the inaugural season: violinists Luchi Jiang and Kelly Tsai, and pianist Clara Truong.

Luchi Jiang is a Senior at Sage Hill School. She started learning music on piano when she was 5, and violin at age of 9, and is currently a student of Mr. Iman Khosrowpour. One of the Young Artists of Chamber Music OC, Miss Jiang has been a member of the IUSD Elementary School Honors Orchestra, Middle School Honors Orchestra, All-Southern Honors Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra for multiple seasons, appearing annually at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Miss Jiang graduated middle school with the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, where she composed and performed her first piece of original music when she was 13. Following year, Miss Jiang made her concerto debut with Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Recently, she toured China with Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, and participated music festival in Germany. A winner and scholarship recipient of various local musical events, Miss Jiang is also the concertmaster of her school orchestra, and believes that music will always be an important part of her life.
Clara Truong was introduced to the piano at the young age of three. She has since studied with a few of the world’s most prolific musicians, including former Suzuki President Constance Almond, Rimsky-Korsakov alumna Inessa Litvin, and international concert pianist and Juilliard alumnus Dr. Kevin Kwan Loucks. An honor roll student in high school, Clara enjoys math and literature, but music has always been her first love – she hopes to become a concert pianist and teacher, touching hearts and souls around the globe with her passion for classical music. Clara loves to travel, and has plans to bring music education to children in developing countries.
Kelly Tsai, 17, is a senior at Irvine High School. She began playing the violin at the age of 8, and is currently studying with Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky. Additionally, she was a top prize winner of the SYMF competition from 2011-2013, and has participated in Junior Chamber Music and the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Kelly was a member of IUSD Elementary and Middle School Honors Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings, and Orange County Youth Symphony. In her free time, she enjoys watching TED Talks, taking photos, and golfing.