Clinician – String Orchestra

Apo Hsu
2023 KMEA All-State String Orchestra Conductor
(Apo) Ching-Hsin Hsu, conductor, has served as the Artistic Director and Conductor to The Women’s Philharmonic in San Francisco, Music Director and Conductor of the Springfield Symphony in Missouri, Music Director with the Oregon Mozart Players and Affiliate Artist/National Endowment for the Arts Assistant Conductor with the Oregon Symphony. Guest appearances has taken Ms. Hsu to the Americas, Asia and Russia.

In her role as Artistic Director and Conductor of The Women’s Philharmonic from 1997-2001, they toured Brazil in 2001; for recordings, they released a compact disc that features the symphonic music of African American composer Florence Price.

Ms. Hsu received her Bachelor of Arts in Piano from the National Taiwan Normal University while also studying the Doublebass. Her graduate studies was completed at the Hartt School of Music in CT, with the renowned doublebassist Gary Karr for Masters of Music, and an Artist Diploma in Conducting with Maestro Charles Bruck. Ms. Hsu has worked with Murry Sidlin and Harold Farberman, and attended the Pierre Monteaux Domaine School for Advanced Conductors, the Conductor’s Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival.

Ms. Hsu has served on the faculty for both the American Symphony Orchestra League Conducting Workshops and National Youth Orchestra Festival. She has been a Music Review Panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and served on the faculty at The Conductor’s Institute at Bard College. Ms. Hsu is on the faculty at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and enjoys seeing many of her pupils succeed in the fields of education and conducting at all levels.