Matthew Shih

US Teaching Assistant

Home Institution
University of Virginia
Host Institution
(1) Gymnasium und Realgymnasium der Brüder der Christlichen Schulen Wien-Strebersdorf G u. RG Schulbrüder 1215 Vienna (2) Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium BG BRG Donauinselpl. 1210 Vienna
October 1, 2019–May 31, 2020

Matthew Shih is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia with degrees in music and cognitive science. During his Fulbright year, he is teaching English and conducting research at the Center, which is affiliated with the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Matthew’s research focuses on piecing together and evaluating the life of a Viennese composer who was exiled—first to Shanghai and then later the United States—during the World War II era. After his Fulbright year in Austria, Matthew will pursue his doctoral studies in musicology at the University of Toronto.