Dr. Wan-Hsuan (Joyce) Wu is an active concert pianist and a dedicated music educator. She enjoys working in diverse environments with students of all levels and backgrounds. Dr. Wu currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Austin Community College provides instructions in Music Appreciation, American Music, and Applied Piano courses. Her primary goal in teaching is to help students enrich and broaden their lives with the appreciation of music, and to learn the mastery of playing the piano through disciplined study. Dr. Wu is a National Certified Teacher in Music by the Music Teacher National Association.
Dr. Wu received both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of internationally renowned pianist, Professor Nancy Burton Garrett. Her academic interest extended to the musicological field while concentrating on perfecting her performance skills. Dr. Wu researched and completed her doctoral treatise—Beethoven Through Liszt: Myth, Performance, Edition under the supervision of late Dr. K. M. Knittel.
As an active solo and collaborative concert pianist, Dr. Wu had appeared on concert stages in Asia, Europe, and North America. She was a founding member of various chamber music groups such as Trio Thallasea and Ensemble Cameranze. When she is not busy teaching and performing, Dr. Wu enjoys being a volunteer at KMFA, a 24-hour classical music public radio station, jogging and playing badminton, and hanging out with her cat, Wednesday.