Tze-Ying Wu

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School of Music

Assistant Professor
Viola and String Education
Music Performance
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Dr. Tze-Ying Wu is an Assistant Professor of Viola and String Education at the University of Kentucky and director of the UK String Project. Before coming to Kentucky, she was the founding director of 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 worked closely with Mimi Zweig and Dr. Brenda Brenner as a violin/viola instructor at Indiana University's pre-college string program, Indiana University String Academy. She earned her BFA at National Taiwan Normal University and has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, and Lexington Philharmonic.

As a chamber musician, she performs extensively with her harp trio, the Formosa Trio. Their recent activities include premiering two commissioned works by Zhou Tian and Hsieh Tsung Jen at the American Harp Society 2023 Summer Institute in Colburn School and giving a recital at the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan. They have also given performances at the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, the University of Illinois, Western Illinois University, Central Michigan University, Shanghai Concert Hall, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. Their recorded album, "First Impression," was released in 2018.

During the summer, Dr. Wu serves on the faculty of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts and the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute.

Dr. Wu is a proud member of the American String Teacher Association, American Viola Society, and currently serves as the treasurer/secretary for the National String Project Consortium.

Created 07/13/2021
Last Updated 03/04/2024