Dr. Chia-Ling Hsieh, Faculty Accompanist / Instructor, Music
Bio "Piano students at MSU have ample collaborative performance opportunities with vocalists, instrumentalists, choir, band, and opera. Those experiences well prepare you for your goal and to be a total musician."
Dr. Chia-Ling Hsieh is the faculty accompanist and coordinator for the accompanying area at Morehead State University (MSU), where she also teaches class piano and private lesson. She has appeared as an active solo and collaborative pianist with a large range of repertoire for solo, instrumental, and chamber music at recitals and concerts in the U.S. and Taiwan. She was a winner in the First Youth Piano Competition in Taiwan in 1997, and has performed as a soloist in Taiwan, Austria, and the United States. Dr. Hsieh was selected to perform the opening recital in the 2006 season of the “Rising Star” concert series in Taipei, Taiwan, where she also gave a master class. As a collaborative pianist, Dr. Hsieh has performed with trombonists Joseph Alessi and Massimo La Rosa, saxophonist Nathan Nabb, and violist Catharine Carroll, and worked with conductors Xian Zhang (the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor), Ted Taylor, Michael Rosewell (the Royal College of Music Opera Director). She has played for the Music Teachers National Association Competitions at the State/Region/National Conferences, the Kentucky Music Education Association Conference, the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions at the State/ Region Conferences, the District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Her performances can be heard through the recordings Two Sextets for Piano and Winds: Music by Ludwig Thuille and Joseph Rheinberger
, Baird Winds with Chia-Ling Hsieh and Distances, which will be released in 2011.
Dr. Hsieh earned her bachelor’s degree from the National Taipei University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, and M.M. and D.M.A. in piano performance at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.