School of Music
Dr. Tze-Ying Wu is a violist, educator, and director. Prior to coming to Kentucky, she was Director and Violin Instructor at the Sturgis Music Academy of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Wu received her Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in viola performance from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University under the tutelage of Professor Atar Arad. She has served as the violin/viola instructor at Indiana University’s prestigious pre-college string program, Indiana University String Academy, where she worked closely with its director Professor Mimi Zweig, and its co-director Dr. Brenda Brenner. She earned her BFA at National Taiwan Normal University, and she has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, she performs extensively with her harp trio, the Formosa Trio. They were selected to compete in the semi-final stage of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2012. In addition to performing traditional repertoire for this instrumentation, the trio seeks to connect old and new repertoire through working with composers and arranging music. Their recent activities include releasing their first album, “First Impression,” premiering two pieces at the 13th World Harp Congress at Hong Kong, and performances and workshops at the University of Illinois, Western Illinois University, Central Michigan University, Shanghai Concert Hall, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. During her time in Little Rock, she regularly collaborated with local musicians appearing in chamber music series of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and was a featured guest musician for numerous chamber recitals at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.