Chiayu Hsu, a newly minted Graduate School alum (Music, Ph.D. ‘09), was selected as one of three finalists in Dilettante-Music.com’s inaugural Digital Composer-in-Residence competition. The competition invited composers from all around the world to submit their works online to be judged by an international panel. Hsu’s submission, “Zhi” for violin and piano, was composed in 2008, and includes folk rhythms from Chinese festive music. Hsu, who is from Banciao, Taiwan, studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at Yale University before coming to Duke. Recently, a story on Chiayu was featured on NBC 17 news. Watch the video here.