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Hubert Ho

Hubert Ho’s music has been performed in Carnegie Hall under the Pro Musicis Foundation series and at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, D.C. A former United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, he is a recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His music has been performed at such festivals as June in Buffalo, the Wellesley Composers Conference, Cincinnati Conservatory’s Music 99 and Music 2001, the Rencontres de nouvelle musique at Domaine Forget, the Aspen School of Music Advanced Master Class Program, the Ernest Bloch Festival, Arcosanti New Music Workshop, New Music North, and various Society of Composers conferences.

His music has been performed by groups including the Oesterreiches ensemble fur Neue Musik, the New York New Music Ensemble, California EAR Unit, Das Chicas Trio, and the Bakersfield Symphony New Directions chamber concert series. He was a staff composer at the 2003 Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference, writing incidental music for puppet theater. He has completed artist residencies at the Djerassi Foundation in 2007, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, I-Park, and the Headlands Center for the Arts, where he was featured on public television‘s “Bay Area Backroads.” He is an enthusiastic new music pianist as well, having performed with the groups Earplay (S.F.) and the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players (Berkeley).

He also actively performed in the Czech Republic, and most recently at the Acanthes Festival in Metz, France and at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik. His scholarly interests include the relationship between music theory and psychoacoustics, and has delivered papers at various theory conferences on the music of Martinu and Varése. As a Fulbright Student Scholar he worked with Marek Kopelent at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, also devlivering lectures on contemporary electroacoustic music from America and on the music of Elliott Carter. Dr. Ho received his Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Music and an A. B. from Harvard College in Music and Physics. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.




  • PhD, Music Composition with Music Theory, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, Music Composition with Music Theory, University of California, Berkeley
  • AB, Music and Physics, Harvard University


  • Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters