Music Department

Tiffany Kuo

tiffany kuo Musicologist Tiffany Kuo is a Professor of Music specializing in post-World War Two avant-garde music of the West. Currently, she is completing a monograph on the American years of Luciano Berio. In print, she has contributed to Dramaturgie Musicale Contemporaine en EuropeNineteenth-Century Music Review,  Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung, The Juilliard Journal, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. In concert, she performs regularly new music of her peers. 

Prior to Mt. San Antonio College, Professor Kuo was an Assistant Professor of Music at the Yale School of Music and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University. Her courses have ranged from music manuscript studies to democracy and music in midcentury America. 

Outside of higher education, Professor Kuo is the music director of Areté Music Academy, an entrepreneurial venture in elementary and secondary music education; a co-founder of Stanford Alliance for Service Through the Arts, the largest arts community service organization at Stanford University; and a former Juilliard Morse Fellow at NYC's PS 166.  She was the fact-checker for Alex Ross’s The Rest is Noise, and a catalogue intern at J&J Lubrano Music Antiquarians.

A graduate of Stanford University (BA in music, and BS in biological sciences), The Juilliard School (MM in piano performance), and New York University (PhD in musicology), Professor Kuo is the recipient of the Paul Sacher Stiftung Scholarship, New York University's MacCraken Fellowship, and Stanford University’s Robert H. Golden Medal and the John Planting Award.

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