Composer | Educator | Former FSAE Racer | Pianist
WANG Ziyu is a composer currently residing in Arizona, the United States. She was born in Tianjin, China, and has enjoyed playing the piano and composing music since a young age. She is interested in transcultural influences in music, musical metaphor, spatial sounds, and portrait doodling. She has written music for solo instruments, chamber groups, large ensembles, as well as electronic media. Her works have been performed by the Carpe Diem String Quartet, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, the ASU Wind Ensemble, and at festivals and events including the Subtropics Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, the PRISMS Festival, the Chigiana Summer Academy in Italy, and Tsinghua University Department Festival in Beijing.
She is currently a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at Arizona State University. She earned her master's degree in Music Composition in 2017 at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently an Aural Skills instructor, and has also taught Music Theory and Composition.
Before studying composition, she completed her B.E. degree in Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing. She was the first female racer of the university's student formula racing team.
DMA (all-but-dissertation), Arizona State University
2019-present, Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
MM, Carnegie Mellon University
2017-19, Master of Music in Composition
BE, Tsinghua University, Beijing
2012-17, Bachelor of Automotive Engineering
AWARDS / COMMISSIONS / FESTIVALS
2022 GPSA Teaching Excellence Award, ASU
2022 The SPLICE Institute
2022 The Nief-Norf Summer Festival
2021 PRISMS Festival: Do Aliens Live a Mundane Life?
2020 American Guild of Organists
Student Commissioning Project: Suite for Organ
2019 Winner of Composition Competition, ASU
Incidental Music for a Flight of Stairs