In 2013, Chad founded the Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI), which is dedicated to promoting new music relationships between Asia and the Americas. With a focus on narrative, AANMI's programs strive to create meaningful experiences for concertgoers by using new music as an entry point into understanding the wide and beautiful array of human experiences in these parts of the world. AANMI has presented chamber concert programs, workshops, masterclasses, lectures, and public outreach programs in Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, New York City, Hanoi, Bangkok, Okinawa, Seoul, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Salem (MA), and Central & Southern Utah. Concerts have featured artists such as Ryu Goto, Matthew Aucoin, Davóne Tines, Rachel Lee Priday, Yuga Cohler, Kah Chun Wong, Narong Prangcharoen, Ye Xiaogang, and Jun Hong Loh, in direct collaboration with over 150 other performing artists and composers. AANMI's programs have been supported by the Asian Cultural Council, the US Department of State, the Peabody Essex Museum, Asian Composers' League, Asia - Europe New Music Festival, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Utah Arts Festival, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Asian Contemporary Ensemble, Snow College, Thailand International Composition Festival, Orchestra of Southern Utah, among others.
AANMI's next scheduled programs will take place in Japan in June, 2018, with support from the US Embassy in Tokyo. AANMI's first studio recording will be released in spring, 2018.