Composer Yiheng Yvonne Wu (b.1981, Taiwan) earned a Ph.D. (2016) and M.A in Music from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in Music from Yale University. Her works have been performed by the La Jolla Symphony conducted by Steven Schick, Arraymusic, Palimpsest, Ensemble SurPlus, Bonnie Whiting, Jessica Aszodi, Carla Rees, Rachel Beetz, and Dustin Donahue, among others. Her music has been featured in the WasteLAnd concert series, SoundSCAPE Festival (upcoming 2017), Aspen Music Festival, and Schloss Solitude Summer Academy. She was the winner of the 5th Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize. Primary composition teachers have included Katharina Rosenberger, Kathryn Alexander, John Halle, Sophia Serghi, and Steven Takasugi. In 2016, she joined the music faculty at Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she teaches composition, sound studies, theory, and leads the InterArts Ensemble.
2017 Featured Composition: Carvings for Flute and Voice