Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Dr. 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. Her work focuses on creating visceral physical experiences and articulates sonic expressions in terms of spatial gestures and sociality. 

Hsieh’s music has been presented internationally at events such as Beijing Modern Music Festival, Metropolis New Music Festival, OzAsia Festival, WasteLAnd Music Series (LA), The National Gallery of Victoria ‘Melbourne Now’ exhibition’, Tuesdays at Monk Space  (LA), Center for New Music (SF), UC Davis The Art of Migration Festival, Mise-en Festival, Adelaide Festival, Tectonics Festival, International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM)  World Music Days, Asian Composers' League (ACL) Conference, International Rostrum of Composers, SEAMUS (Society of Electroacoustic Music US), NYCEMF (New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival), Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Paysages|Composés (France), Opera Memphis Midtown Opera Festival, Eavesdropping Symposium (UK), Sonic Matters Festival (Switzerland), Pittsburgh Festival of New Music (USA), Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music (UK), and Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (Australia). 

Some recent commissions include Symphony Services Australia, The Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival, Wien Modern, Foundation Royaumont, 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, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Ulysses Ensemble, Mivos Quartet (USA), Jack Quartet (USA), Rubriks Collective (Australia), The Sound Collector's Lab (Australia), The Monash Sinfonia (Australia), Thin Edge New  Music Collective (Canada), Ensemble Paramirabo (Canada), Ensemble Dal Niente (USA), Arko Symphonic Ensemble (Australia), Syzygy Ensemble (Australia), Ensemble Offspring  (Australia), NAT 28 (USA), Alia Musica (USA), Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (Switzerland), 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 Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Award, the Monash University International Women’s Day Composition Commission, the  Belegura Composer Award as part of the Melbourne Prize 2022, the 2023 the Monash Performance Art Centre David Li Sound Gallery Commission, as well as support from the New Music USA, Australian Cultural Fund, Australian Council of the Arts grants, and the National Cultural and Arts Foundation (Taiwan). 

Hsieh completed her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Melbourne  (Australia) and her doctorate degree from the University of California, San Diego. She is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of electronic music and composition at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. 

- Current to October 2023