Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Assistant Teaching Professor in Music Theory

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


ANNIE HUI-HSIN HSIEH is a Taiwanese-Australian composer working in acoustic and electroacoustic mediums currently based in the United States. Her work focuses on creating immersive experiences and she often considers sonic expressions in terms of architecture, choreography, and musical-social interactivity.Hsieh’s music has been presented internationally at events such as Metropolis New Music Festival, OzAsia Festival, WasteLAnd Music Series, Center for New Music (SF), Adelaide Festival, Tectonics Festival, ISCM World Music Days, Asian Composers League Conference, International Rostrum of Composers, SEAMUS, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Opera Memphis Midtown Opera Festival, Eavesdropping Symposium London, Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, Sonic Matters, and Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.

Some recent commissions include The Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Wien Modern, Foundation Royaumont, Lucerne Festival, Red Fish Blue Fish, Quince Ensemble, Hypercube Ensemble, and ELISION Ensemble, among others. Her works have also been performed by ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Ulysses Ensemble, Mivos Quartet (USA), Jack Quartet (USA), Rubriks Collective (Australia), Thin Edge New Music Collective (Canada), Ensemble Paramirabo (Canada), Ensemble Dal Niente (USA), Arko Symphonic Ensemble (Australia), Ensemble Offspring (Australia), Alia Musica (USA), and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (Hong Kong).

She has been a recipient of several awards and honors such as the 2017 APRA (Australian Performance Rights Association) Art Music Fund, the Monash University International Women’s Day Composition Commission Prize 2020, as well as supports from the New Music USA, Australian Cultural Fund, Australian Council of the Arts grants, and the National Cultural and Arts Foundation (Taiwan). Annie completed her bachelor and master degrees from the University of Melbourne and doctorate degree from the University of California, San Diego. She is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of music at Carnegie Mellon University.