Dr YU, Grace
Associate Professor (Academic Studies in Music) and Postgraduate Programme Leader (Music)
PhD, MM (Indiana), BA (Hons) (CUHK)
Born in Hong Kong, Grace Yu received the Ph.D. in music theory and the M.M. in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University Bloomington, and the B.A. (Hons.) in piano performance and composition from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Yu¡¦s teaching areas at the academy include music theory, analysis, and music research seminars for masters and undergraduate programs. She has given papers and lecture-recitals at numerous international music conferences, such as the World Congress of Semiotics, International Liszt Bicentennial Conference, European Music Analysis Conference, International Congress of Music Signification, Canadian University Music Society, West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, and the Indiana University Graduate Theory Symposium.
Yu has also worked in various capacities in music as an orchestral pianist for the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, as a conductor for professional and youth orchestras in North America, Europe, and Asia. She taught conducting for the masters program for the Hong Kong Baptist University. She also taught music theory, including both aural and written music theory for graduate and undergraduate students, as a graduate assistant at Indiana University.
Yu has received numerous honors and scholarships in the past. Notably she has been honored Pi Kappa Lambda by the National Music Honor Society in the USA, and she was the past recipient of the Bernard van Zuiden Music Scholarship from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship.