MM, DMA, USC
orchestral", and "fierce" have
all been used to describe Jackie Tu’s performances.
Jackie’s achievements include recognition
as a Redlands Bowl Young Artist, SYMF Young Recitalist,
Bank of America Awardee in Arts, and is a prizewinner
of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition.
She has performed at festivals in Vienna, Italy,
Prague, Maine, North Carolina, Aspen, and Seattle.
Jackie earned her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree
in Piano Performance in 2015, under the tutelage
of Bernadene Blaha. Her areas of study were: Music
Education, Arts Leadership, and Jazz Studies.
She was the first recipient of the Dorothy L.
Gleason Memorial Scholarship, and served as a
Teaching Assistant for the Keyboard Department.
In 2014, Jackie launched PSI (Piano Summer Intensive),
a camp which aimed to inspire the love of music
for “mainstream” piano students while
instilling healthy habits of discipline. Originally
a project for her Doctor of Musical Arts: Arts
Leadership minor field, the camp has gained attention
for its innovative and progressive principles.
Jackie also holds memberships in the Pi Kappa
Lambda Music Honor Society, Music Teachers' National
Association, and Music Teachers' Association of
California. She earned her Bachelor of Music and
Master of Music degrees from USC, and also holds
a minor in Business Administration.
A Southern California native, Jackie enjoys teaching
privately in the Greater Los Angeles Area and
as a Master Teacher at the South Pasadena Music
Center and Conservatory. Her students have been
recognized in competitions throughout the Southern
California Region and actively participate in
performances throughout the year.