Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Shepherd University in West Virginia. 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. Dr. Liao 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 season of 2008-2009. She has frequently appeared at the College Music Society and other music conferences as lecture presenter and performer. Dr. Liao is the district chair of 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. A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Liao began her musical studies in Tung-Hai University under Thomas Linde, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She received her Masters and Doctoral Degrees of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from University of Texas at Austin under Danielle Martin, Dariusz Pawlas, and Gregory Allen.
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Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao
School of Music
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304.876.5389 or 800.344.5231 ext. 5389