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 Europe, Nineteenth-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.
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.