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Recent News

September 2017
Shuying’s opera, “Who Married Star Husbands,” will be produced by the Hartford Opera Theater in West Hartford, Connecticut on Nov. 18, 2017. It will also receive a performance by the Contemporary Directions Ensemble at the University of Michigan on Nov. 10, 2017.

August 2017
Shuying has been named one of the three resident composers in the Composer Librettist Development Program with the American Lyric Theater in 2017-2018 Season. She will write a one-act opera to be produced by ALT in May 2018.

May 2017
Shuying has been selected to participate in the final round of the 8th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition, which will be held at the The Prague Conservatoire between July 23rd and August 1st, 2017.

March 2017
“Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” for orchestra was selected to be programmed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra in their 2018 concert. More details will come soon.

February 2017
Awarded the first place in the Michigan Music Teachers Association Commissioned Composer Competition for “Suite for Saxophones,” Shuying will be commissioned to write a new piece for a premiere during the State Convention in October 2017.

January 2017
“Weeping Bamboo” for solo flute and fixed media will be premiered by Australian flutist Effie Hamilton during her residency in Xiamen, China at the Chinese European Art Centre.

December 2016
Invited to present string quartet work, “Zigzagging” at the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s 2017-2018 Season Preview concert by members of the orchestra, Shuying will also talk about the commissioned piece in progress on January 7, 2017 in the Merkin Hall of Kaufman Music Center of New York.

September 2016
Received commission from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a Carnegie Hall premiere in their 2017-2018 season.

December 2015
Runner up of the Donald Sinta Quartet Commissioning Competition. Shuying’s “Suite for Saxophones” will be premiered in May by DSQ.

October 2015
WQXR’s online new-music station Q2 Music will broadcast the Shuying’s orchestra work “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” on Tuesday, October 20, at 8 pm, with a rebroadcast on Sunday, October 25, at 12 pm. The performance was recorded in July at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.

April 2015

Accepted to participate in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, Shuying’s new orchestral piece will be performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in July 2015.

Invited to be the Kaske Fellow of the 71st Annual, 2015 Composers Conference at Wellesley College, Shuying will be in residence between July 19th and August 2nd, 2015.

Shuying was awarded the fellowship to attend the 2015 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/New Music Workshop by the Yale School of Music, the residency will start on June 25, and end on July 4.

March 2015
Shuying was among the finalists for the 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award.

January 2015
Awarded the 2014 ASCAP/CDBNA Frederick Fennell Prize, for Slippery Slope.

September 2014
Named a winner of The American Prize for the string quartet piece, For Lutoslawski.

June 2014
Shuying’s string quartet piece was awarded the second prize in the 2014 Melta International Composition Competition.

May 2014
Awarded as Composer in Residence for the ICon Arts Festival in Sibiu, Romania, Shuying is commissioned to write a new piece for ICon Ensemble which will be premiered during the festival in July.

Named a winner for the 2014 NAfME Student Composers Competition, for Farewell, Connecticut!, which will be performed during the NAfME National In-Service Conference on October 27th, in Nashville, Tennessee.

April 2014
Shuying has been selected as one of six composers to participate in the Opera From Scratch 2014 between August 17th and 25th in Halifax NS, Canada, where her new mini opera will be premiered.

March 2014
Shuying’s work, Overture to “The Siege” has been premiered by the Seattle Symphony on March 21, 2014. Seattle Times reviewed that it “encompassed enough moments of beauty to suggest that there is a real talent here waiting to emerge once the 24-year-old composer has broken the shackles of old-fashioned Modern Music in the tired conventional manner.”

February 2014
Or was selected to be performed at the Open Space Festival of New Music on March 28, 2014, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Farewell, Connecticut! was selected from more than 500 submissions to be presented at 2014 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference in March 2014, Ball State University, IN. (Will not attend due to time conflict with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s premiere)

January 2014
Selected to participate in the Sävellyspaja 2014 Masterclass and Workshop in Porvoo, Finland. Shuying will write a new work for the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra as part of their Summer Sound Festival, and will be working with Jukka Tiensuu and Jouni Kaipainen between June 23 and June 28, 2014.

December 2013
Named the winner for the Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition. Overture to “The Siege” will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at the Celebrate Asia concert on March 21, 2014.

November 2013
Being one of the six composers selected to participate in the 2014 Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop in Toronto, Canada, Shuying will write a new string quartet piece to be performed by The Cecilia Quartet, and will be working with Ye Xiaogang and Juliet Palmer between March 28th and April 7th, 2014.

October 2013
Selected to participate in the 20th International Young Composers Meeting 2014 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, between February 23th and March 1st, 2014. Shuying will write a three-minute orchestral music with voice to be rehearsed and performed by orchestra de ereprijs during the meeting.

August 2013
For Lutosławski was one of the five pieces selected from 113 submissions to be performed in the Florence String Quartet Call for Scores concert. And it  will be published by editor Sconfinarte.

July 2013
Named the 3rd Place Award in the 2013 International Robert Avalon Competitions for Composers, University/ Emerging Artists division for More Than Five.

Farewell, Connecticut! was performed by the 15.19 Ensemble in highSCORE Festival. Shuying was also the conductor.

June 2013
Awarded Libby Larsen Prize in the “Search for New Music” competition of International Alliance for Women in Music for Overture to “The Siege”.

May 2013
Awarded the Edward Diemente Award from the Hartt School Composition Department for excellence in composition.

Named a finalist in The American Prize for orchestral composition.

Named a semi-finalist in The American Prize for chamber composition.

April 2013
Shuying will pursue her Master of Music in composition at the University of Michigan.

March 2013
Prejudice and Pride was selected to be performed in Local Composers Concert of the 13th Women Composers Festival of Hartford.

December 2012
Third Prize in the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee Young Composer Competition for Chamber Ensemble for Prejudice and Pride.

August 2012
Second Prize in the 2012 International Joseph Dorfman Composition Competition for Prejudice and Pride.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, for orchestra. Premiered by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, February 8, 2015. Conductor: Kevin Fitzgerald.

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