Xuelai Wu is our Interim Director of Music.
Ms. Wu is currently pursuing a Doctorate program in Collaborative Piano major from Arizona State University.
Originally from Guangzhou, China, she enjoys a diverse musical career including performances as collaborative pianist, chamber musician, vocal coach, and church musician. She collaborated in the studios of many current and former Cleveland Orchestra principal players. She has given many recitals in Phoenix, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Beijing, China. She has served as a staff accompanist in the Music settlement in Cleveland, and Franco-American Vocal Academy program in Austin and currently is a piano accompanist at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She holds the degrees of MM in Collaborative Piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China), and a degree of BM in Piano Performance and Education from South China Normal University (Guangzhou, China).
Ms. Wu looks forward to getting to know the flock at Shepherd of the Hills and is especially excited to work with the Shepherd Choir.