Faculty & Staff

B.A., China Conservatory of Music; M.M., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Peng Liu received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021, where he worked as a lecturer in musicology before his appointment at Truman State University. His current book project, tentatively titled Navigating a Career through Changes: Anna Caroline de Belleville and Nineteenth-Century Musical Culture, critically examines how German musician Anna Caroline de Belleville successfully navigated her long musical career in the nineteenth century as a virtuoso pianist, composer, and music entrepreneur. In addition to women musicians and piano culture, Dr. Liu’s research interests also include Chinese and Asian American contemporary music, identity politics, and music and meaning. His articles, reviews, and translations have been published in The Journal of Musicology, Notes (The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association), Journal of Central Conservatory of Music, Journal of Tianjin Conservatory of Music, and Music Culture Studies. He has regularly presented his work at regional, national, and international refereed conferences, including the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS), the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, the International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, and Music of Asian America Conference. Dr. Liu’s research has been supported by a COFA/Graduate School Continuing Fellowship at UT-Austin, the H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Fund from the AMS, and Music & Letters Trust Award. In 2018, he was selected as winner of the AMS-Southwest Chapter’s Hewitt-Oberdoerffer award for best graduate student paper. As the Co-President for UT-Austin’s Association of Graduate Ethno/Musicology Students (AGEMS) in 2018-2019, Dr. Liu initiated and chaired the 2019 UT-Austin Graduate Music Conference. He currently serves as a member of the Communications Committee and the chair of the Bibliography Committee in the Global East Asian Music Research Study Group at AMS.