Xuesi Xu


Xu is a composer with degrees in composition from Florida State University (D.M.), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (M.M.), and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (B.M.). He writes music to challenge the traditional exotic stereotypes associated with Eastern music. His music has been performed by leading orchestras such as the Albany Symphony Orchestra, RIT Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Illinois Philharmonia Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, and ensembles such as Slee Sinfonietta, Divergent Quintet, Arditti Quartet, icarus Quartet, and Kamratōn ensemble. He currently teaches electronic music and aural skills at Black Hawk College.