Qingye Wu was born into a musical family in China.
Qingye received BM and MM degree in composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and DMA in composition from College-Conservatory of Music in University of Cincinnati.
Qingye has composed over 30 works, including symphonies, chamber music, vocal pieces, solo instrumental works, electronic music, and film music. Many of her compositions have been commissioned by musicians in the United States and Europe. Her works have received more than ten international and domestic awards in China, the United States, Austria, Italy, and other countries. Two of her electronic pieces were featured in the Society of Composers, Inc. 2020 Summer Student Mixtape and Ablaze Records Electronic Masters.
Qingye is currently teaching in Nanjing Normal University, China.
Qingye Wu was born into a musical family in China. Growing up she began to study piano and the Chinese national instrument, the Erhu, when she was four years old. Her private piano teachers were Daowen Li, Zijie Wu and Ms. Xia Dong. Qingye has won awards in piano competitions at all levels.
In 2006, Qingye entered the music middle school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied composition with Weihao Qiang, Liang Guo and Xiangming Xie, and piano with Dongmei Liu and Shizhen Yao. In 2009, her work Xiao·Xing for quidi, pipa and cello won the awards of “Good Works” in Confucius Ode National Composition Competition, and was performed in the solemn memorial concert and published by the organizer. Her work Light·Continuation for flute and piano, was published in Musical Works, No.1 in 2013.
In 2013, Qingye enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied composition with Keith Fitch, piano with Daniel Shapiro. In 2015, she was commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Mary Kay Fink for piccolo, violin and piano trio, Where Is My Sky? In 2016, she attended the fresh, inc. festival. She was also commissioned in 2016 by Canton Symphony Orchestra for the string quartet The Spilled Palette for the Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception exhibition project with Massillon Museum of Art. In 2017, her solo bassoon suite ChouChou’s Suite won the second prize in the Third Annual Cleveland Composers Guild Collegiate Composition Contest. Her ensemble piece Winter Sketch (for flute, clarinet, violin and cello) received honorable mention in small ensemble category of Jiangsu “Jasmine” Music Competition in China in 2017. Also in 2017, Qingye attended Atlantic Music Festival. In the same year, Qingye received the Donald Erb Prize in Composition.
In 2018, Qingye enrolled in the College-Conservatory of Music in University of Cincinnati, where she received her DMA in composition. She studied with composition with Douglas Knehans and Michael Fiday, harpsichord with Michael Unger. During her doctoral study, she won 6 international awards from Italy, US, among others. Her works were performed during several conferences and festivals during this period of time.
Qingye is currently a member of faculty in Nanjing Normal University, China.
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