Alumni (Fellow)

Aurie Hsu

D.N. Batten Foundation Jefferson Fellow
San Juan Capistrano, California
Other (Undergraduate) Oberlin College (1997)
M.F.A. Mills College (1999)
M.F.A. Mills College (2002)
M.A. University of Virginia (2012)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2012)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Aurie Hsu is an assistant professor in technology in music and related arts (TIMARA) at Oberlin Conservatory. She composes acoustic, electroacoustic, and interactive music performs her own prepared/extended piano music and collaborates often with musicians, choreographers, and musical robots. She received her Ph.D. in composition and computer technologies from the University of Virginia and holds degrees in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.) and Mills College (M.F.A.). She also holds an M.F.A. in electronic music and recording media from Mills College.

Aurie’s works have been performed by the Da Capo Chamber Players, Relâche, NOW Ensemble, and the Talujon Percussion Quartet among others. Her works have been presented around the U.S. at ICMC, SEAMUS, SIGCHI, Pixelerations, Third Practice Festival, Acoustica 21, and abroad at the Logos Tetrahedron Concert Hall (Belgium) and the Cite International des Arts (France). As a pianist, Aurie has premiered many pieces including works by Peter Swendsen, Maggi Payne, and Ted Coffey. Aurie has also taught at the University of San Diego and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

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