Philadelphia, PA – Qian studied with Gerald Levinson at Swarthmore College, from which he received a Lang Opportunity Scholarship for community service. His chamber piece, Six Ways, was featured at the Oregon Bach Festival Composer Symposium in 2009. He has collaborated with the choreographer Gregory Holt in shows including the Community Education Center\’s New Edge Series in Philadelphia. His current project for gamelan and taiko at the Asian Arts Initiative is funded by a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. Qian is also forming a peer feedback group for multidisciplinary artists and a queer artists of color backcountry intentional community.