Dr. Yu-hsuan Liao
dept of Music
United States of America
A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Yu-Hsuan Liao received her Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from University of Texas at Austin under Danielle Martin, Dariusz Pawlas, and Gregory Allen. She began her musical studies in Tung-Hai University under Thomas Linde, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is a piano soloist, collaborative artist, and music educator. She has expanded her repertoire in instrumental, chamber, vocal and choral music in various styles and periods. Yu-Hsuan worked with American Repertory Ensemble and performed piano solo, chamber and accompanying vocal music in the company’s performance series. Her solo performance with A.R.E. (“Valses Poéticos”, Passion at Play) was nominated for best instrumentalist in the Austin Critics Table Award for the 2008-2009 season. She gave a piano lecture-recital based on her published book (2009) titled Manuel de Falla’s Cuatro Piezas Españoles: Combinations and Transformations of the Spanish Folk Modes and a solo piano performance in composers’ new composition concert at the College Music Society conferences. Yu-Hsuan has joined the faculty at Shepherd University in the fall semester of 2011. She is an active member of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association, and has been granted the National Certification for Teacher of Music (NCTM) by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). She is the district chair of the Eastern Panhandle Music Teachers Association and WVMTA state collaborative performance chair.
She regularly gives master classes and is in high demand for adjudication at festivals and competitions around the West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. region. For more information about Dr. Liao, please go to www.yuhsuanliao.com.