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Timothy Hsu


Dr. Timothy Hsu is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Georgia Tech School of Music and Center for Music Technology. Dr. Hsu received a Bachelor in Music in Piano Performance and in Recording Arts and a Master of Arts in Acoustics at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Later, he continued his studies with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (acoustics) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering while studying acoustics at Georgia Tech. Since 2013, he has been a faculty member whose research focuses on acoustics, musical acoustics, instrument design, music education, and architectural acoustics. Collaborating with composers, concert performers, medical professional, and architects, his research embodies an interdisciplinary spirit. In 2016, some of his novel musical instruments have been on exhibition at the Stubbins Gallery and at the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Hsu also serves as a choral ensemble conductor, directing the Georgia Tech Chorale, and associate directing the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir. His choirs, despite being mostly non-music majors, have performed works not only of Bach, and Mozart, but also of Webern and Schoenberg. In recent years, he and his choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian, the Alys Stephens Center, as well as at conferences and events in the Southeastern United States. Academically, he has co-developed the interdisciplinary Fundamentals of Musicianship I-IV academic sequence, which includes aural skills, sight-singing, music theory, history, and technology. He is an active member of the Acoustical Society of America, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, amongst other professional societies.