Chizuko Asada joined the CSULB Music Department as a piano faculty member in 1997. While working on her Master of Music degree at CSULB, she won the Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarship as well as the University Concerto Competition. Her thesis, Schenkerian Analysis of Sonata Op. 68 by Scriabin, was completed under the direction of Dr. Martin Herman. Her mentors include Edith Hirshtal, Michael Carson and Natalie Limonick. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Chizuko’s students have received numerous awards in various competitions. As a teacher, she specializes in natural techniques and physical freedom. She also coaches Junior Chamber Music and serves as an adjudicator for many piano competitions in Southern California.
In addition to teaching, Chizuko was one of the founders and co-managers of the Victoria Chamber Music Series, the Irvine Classical Music Series, and the Emerging Artist Competitions.