Jiayue Cecilia Wu, PhD is an award-winning scholar, musician, multimedia technologist, and audio engineer. She has 10 years of diversified work experience in music and media technology companies such as Universal Music Group, EMI Records, and Shazam. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology with an emphasis in Computer Music from the University of California Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on how music technology can augment the healing power of music. Her music has been performed in Asia, the U.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and Europe. Her audiovisual work has been exhibited at museums and international arts and engineering societies such as the National Museum of China, Audio Engineering Society (AES), and IEEE. Her audiovisual composition "Mandala" was selected by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection.
Currently, Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado’s College of Arts and Media. She is the chairperson of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committees at both AES and Colorado MahlerFest. She also serves as a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMY), the Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS), and the board director-at-large at the International Computer Music Association (ICMA).
Areas of Expertise
Education, Licensure & Certifications
University of California Santa Barbara
Ph.D.; Media Arts and Technology
MA; Music Science & Technology
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
BS; Design and Engineering
2021-present Comcast Fellow at Comcast Media and Technology Center, University of Colorado
2021 Mandala (2018), Permanent Collection, Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art exhibition
2020 University of Colorado Denver, ORS New Faculty Research Award
2019, 2020 New Faculty Grant Awards, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
2018 Sackler Graduate Research Award, National Academy of Sciences
2019-2020 University of Colorado Denver, CRC Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award
2019,2021,2022 University of Colorado Denver, Teaching Enhancement Grant Awards
2018-2022 University of Colorado Denver, YUMPs Grant Awards
2019-2020 University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media, Seed grant
2018-2019 University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media, Innovation grant
2015 Young Alumni Arts Award, Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford University
MUSC 4820/MSRA 5820
Publications and Presentations
2021. Chagas, P.C. and Wu, J.C. eds., 2021. Sounds from Within: Phenomenology and Practice. Springer International Publishing.
Peer-reviewed Book Chapters
2021. Wu, J. C., “Experiencing Embodied Sonic Meditation through Body, Voice, and Multimedia Arts.” Sounds from Within: Phenomenology and Practice. Springer Press.
2021. Wu, J. C., and Chagas, Paulo C., “Introduction.” Sounds from Within: Phenomenology and Practice. Springer Press.
2021. Wu, J. C., “An Outlook on Future Digital Musical Instruments.” The Art of Digital
Orchestration. Routledge Press.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2021. Wu, J. C., “An innovative mindset: Teaching Embodied Sonic Meditation in Higher Education.” Audio Engineering Society (AES) E-library collection
2020. Wu, J. C., “From Physical to Spiritual: Defining the Practice of Embodied Sonic Meditation.” Organised Sound. Cambridge University Press.
2019. Wu, J. C., “Promoting Contemplative Culture through Media Arts.” MDPI Journal of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction.
2017. Wu, J. C., Smith, J.O., Zhou Y. and Wright M.,“Embodied Sonic Meditation and Its Proof-of-Concept: Resonance of the Heart." Ann Arbor MI: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan.
2015. Wu, J. C., “The Expressionist: A Gestural Mapping Instrument for Voice and Multimedia Enrichment.” The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, 10(1), pp.11-19.
Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings:
2022. Wu, J. C., “Today and Yesterday: Two Case Studies of China’s NIME Community.” In the 22nd International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).
2022. Wu, J. C., and Nie, R., “Heart Sutra: Reflections and Meditation of Cultural-Wisdom Heritage and the Contemporary World through NFT and Augmented Reality.” In the 7th Computer Art Congress (CAC.7).
2022. Wu, J. C., and Miller, S. L., “Recording Arts and Studio Engineering for High-fidelity Multitrack Network Music Production” In Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention 152.
2021. Fox, A., and Wu, J. C., “Teaching Modular Synth and Sound Design Online During COVID-19: Maximizing Learning Outcomes Through Open-Source Software and Student-Centered Pedagogy.” In Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention 151.
2021. Wu, J. C., “Designing and Practicing Embodied Sonic Meditation.” In the 46th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
2019. Wu, J. C., Das, O. and DiPasquale, V., “A Comparative Pilot Study and Analysis of Audio Mixing Using Logic Pro X and GarageBand for iOS.” In Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention 147.
2019. Wu, J. C., “Resonance of the Heart: A Direct Experience of Embodied Sonic Meditation.” In the 25th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), pp.247-253.
2018. Wu, J. C., “Promoting Underrepresented Cultures through Media Arts Collaboration,” In the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), pp.33-37.