Dr. Chien-Ming Chen, also known as James, grew up in Taiwan. There he attended the Taiwan Theological College. James then came to the states in 1993 and received both his Masters and his Doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written three books concerning the clarinet and has arranged and played church music for many years with his pianist wife, Christine. He enjoys music and movies, having a great time with family and friends and enjoying a simple but heart-felt meal. James and His wife live in Frisco with their three teenage children. They are members at Gateway church.