Music Professor Launches CD with Concert

April 11, 2018

CD coverCrystal Records Corp. and the Whittier College Music Department are proud to present the Mille Morte CD Release Concert. 

The event will feature a performance by renowned musicians, David Muller, professor of music, and Rose Chen to celebrate the release of their new CD, Mille Morte – Recital Pieces for Bassoon and Piano. The CD was recorded last year in the Chowdry recording studio located in music building and contains a variety of pieces composed in the late 20th century. The project is funded in part by a Whittier College Faculty Development grant. 

Join the celebration:
Sunday, April 15, 2018 
3 p.m. 
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts
6760 Painter Ave. Whittier, CA 90601 

Tickets are free but required for entry. They can be reserved at

Copies of the CD will be available at the concert for the reduced price of $15.00.

Muller is a critically-acclaimed musician with a lifetime of experience. Throughout his eventful musical career, Muller has been principal bassoonist with a wide variety of orchestras, including the Mexico City Philharmonic, where he was a featured soloist, made 25 recordings, completed worldwide tours, and played in the world’s most famous concert halls. Muller is just as dedicated to teaching as he is to performing. He served a four-year term as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Whittier College, and continues to serve the college as a Professor of Music.

In 1997, Rose Chen moved to the United States from Taiwan, having already earned numerous awards for her achievements in piano. Rose's eclectic musical ventures range from earning a Doctorate of Musical Arts and playing piano on stages all over the world, to composing and recording music for short films, collaborating with techno artists, and creating modern choral arrangements of Taiwanese folk and popular songs.