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Xi Wang

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Xi Wang


Xi Wang (b. 7 July 1978, China) is a Chinese-American composer and educator living in the United States.

Dr. Xi Wang's musical education began at age five. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and DMA from Cornell University in 2008. Currently, she is an associate professor at the Meadow School of Arts of Southern Methodist University.

Xi Wang has been considered one of the most talented and active composers of her generation. Her original concert music has been performed worldwide by notable orchestras and ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic, and the Tippet String Quartet.

Xi Wang has been the recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts award, Meet the Composer, New Music USA, American Music Center, MacDowell Colony residency, as well as seven prizes from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Works for Winds


  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 507-508.
  • Wang Xi, personal correspondence, July 2019
  • Xi Wang website Accessed 2 March 2018