Weiwei Miao is a composer, arranger and pianist from China. Currently based in New York, Weiwei is undertaking a Master of Music degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at New York University. She composes original music for various ensembles and productions.
After receiving her bachelor degree, Weiwei became a faculty member and continued her postgraduate study in composition theory at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The subjects she taught include vocal coaching, harmony, music analysis, electric organ performance and arrangement. Her thesis, Pitch Construction and Function in Ligeti’s Middle –Late work was published in the Proceedings of the First National Music Analysis Symposium in China. “’Ligeti chords’ in Ligeti’s Works” was published in the Journal of Science and Arts in 2009. She presented the paper “An Eclectic Analysis of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” in the Music and the Moving Image IX Symposium held at NYU Steinhardt.
As a keyboard player, she has worked for the Really Useful Company Asia Pacific on a number of tours of musicals in China. She has also won the Japan International electric organ competition, Chinese area third prize and the Spain International Electric Organ Competition second prize.
As a composer, her works include film scoring, commercial music, animation music and concert music. She has good skill of the compositional software such as Logic Pro, Pro tools, Sibelius. Being awarded as the orchestral composer residencies in 2014 in New York University, she will have an orchestral work premiered in February 2015. In addition, she is also working on documentary film and animation with directors from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.