Chizuko Asada joined the CSULB Music Department as a piano faculty member in 1997. She holds a Master of Music degree from CSULB and won the Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarship and University Concerto Competitions twice during her studies. Under the guidance of Dr. Martin Herman, she completed her thesis on Schenkerian Analysis of Sonata Op. 68 by Scriabin. Her mentors include Edith Hirshtal, Michael Carson, and Natalie Limonick.
Chizuko is dedicated to her students and has helped them win numerous awards in various competitions. Her teaching focuses on natural techniques and physical freedom, providing her students with a solid foundation in piano performance. She also coaches Junior Chamber Music and serves as an adjudicator for piano competitions in Southern California.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Chizuko was a co-founder and co-manager of the Victoria Chamber Music Series, the Irvine Classical Music Series, and the Emerging Artist Competitions. She is also a founder of Hoson House Foundation, where she continues to support young talents and enrich the community with music and arts through the dedication of musicians and artists.