Matthew Shih

US Fulbright Student Combined Grant

Home Institution
University of Virginia
Discipline
Music
Host Institution
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Duration
September 15, 2019–June 30, 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 exil.arte 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.