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.
In print, Professor Kuo 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. She is 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 also the recipient of the Rockefeller Archive Center’s Grant-in-Aid, the Paul Sacher Stiftung Scholarship, and Stanford University’s Robert H. Golden Medal and the John Planting Award.