Miao Liu - Flutist

Miao Liu, born in Beijing, China, is currently a DMA candidate at Arizona State University (ASU). She received her Masters in Music degree from University of Washington and Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree with a focus on education from Fujian Normal University in Fujian, China.

An active soloist, Ms. Liu has performed as a featured soloist with the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Arizona University Percussion Ensemble, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, and University of Washington Wind Ensemble. Liu is also a passionate chamber player. Most recently, she performed new works by Hispanic composers with the graduate woodwind quintet at ASU. She also organized and performed a chamber concert featuring all Asian composers in Seattle. Amongst her performances, she is an award winning flutist receiving first prizes at the 2019 Arizona Flute Society Collegiate Competition, the 2017 Seattle Philharmonic Don Bushell Concerto Competition, and the 2016 Concerto Competition at the University of Washington. She was also the finalist of the 2021 Concerto Competition at Arizona State University and the 2019 Jacqueline Avent Concerto Concerto Competition.

In addition, Ms. Liu is a dedicated educator. She has been the Teaching Assistant of the ASU Flute Studio for the past three years. Her responsibilities include teaching non-major students flute lessons; offering freshmen and sophomore fundamental technique classes; substitute teaching undergrads and leading studio classes; teaching pedagogy classes to undergraduate and graduate students; and giving flute introduction classes for music education majors. She is experienced in teaching students at any level and has helped her students get into music majors in major universities. Passionate about equity in the arts, Miao gives flute lessons and ensemble coachings to underprivileged elementary and middle school students in the Greater Phoenix Area as flute teacher/performer at the Harmony Project. Liu was also the director of the ASU Community Flute Choir where she led rehearsals and organized concerts in venues such as the Musical Instrumental Museum. Fluent in Mandarin and English, Ms. Liu offers lessons in both languages in order to help students from different backgrounds.

In her free time, Ms. Liu enjoys learning about true crime stories and spending time with her cat Honey.