Dr. Jhou completed her Doctorate of Music at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. In addition, she completed her Masters in Music at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music and received the Frost School of Music scholarship from 2005-2007. In 2009, she received the Suji Lee scholarship from the Taiwanese Association of America. Her principal teachers have included Immanuel Davis, Jim Walker, the late Christine D. Nield-Capote, Linda Nielsen Korducki, Nadine Hur, Jenny Robinson, and Ebonee Thomas. She has performed in flute master classes by James Galway, Jill Felber, Trudy Kane, Mary Kay Fink, and many other notable musicians.
She has presented workshops, clinics, and master classes, including: New Jersey All-State Band, the Minnesota All-State Band, International Music Camp, and private/public schools. Her dissertation, entitled, Pedagogy of Influential Selected Works by Marcel Moyse: A Modern Perspective, focuses on flute pedagogy and thoughts behind Marcel Moyse’s works and how students could apply modern practice performance tools to master Moyse’s studies and exercises. Dr. Jhou has instructed flute workshops for the Minnesota Music Education Association and Minnesota Music Teacher Association regarding advanced flute performance techniques, including use of the breathing bag. Dr. Jhou was the winner the Marcel Moyse Society essay contest during the 42nd National Flute Association Convention in Chicago in 2014, and grant recipient of Music Teacher National Association in 2016. In addition, she adjudicated for New Jersey All-State Band auditions, for Upper Midwest Flute Association auditions, and Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild competitions.
She has advanced higher education training through professional workshops and industry certification programs, including the Master Teacher certification by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Canvas university Learning Management System, Online Pedagogy Certification by Union County College, and the Online Pedagogy Certification by the City University of New York.
Dr. Jhou has participated in a variety of music ensembles, orchestras, and chamber ensembles in the United States and Southeast Asia as Principal flutist performing varied styles from Baroque to Modern. She is also an active student and practitioner of the Alexander Technique, under the instruction of Tully Hall and Brian McCullough. Alexander Technique is the discipline of improving the quality of the physical movements involved in performance and breathing techniques, which Dr. Jhou incorporates into her teachings.
Currently, Dr. Jhou lives in New Jersey with her husband and serving as Adjunct Music Professor at Union County College, CUNY Kingsborough Community College, and Sussex Community College. Dr. Jhou is a native of Taipei, Taiwan and alumni of National Chiayi University, and Tamkang Senior High School in Dan Shui.