Xuxiang Zou is in her first year as a DMA student in choral conducting and piano at the University of Arizona. She is a student of Dr. Elizabeth Schauer and Dr. Daniel Linder. Xuxiang is originally from Zhejiang, China. She studied choral conducting with professor Yan Wang, and holds the Bachelor and Masters degrees in choral conducting from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, along with a diploma in collaborative piano. She also holds a Masters degree from Missouri State University, where she studied with Dr. Cameron F. LaBarr.
Recently, she guest conducted the Missouri State University Chorale in concert as a featured ensemble in the China International Chorus Festival. Xuxiang led the Wenzhou Female Choir in the 9th World Choir Games in the championship competition. At the World Choir Games, the choir gained the championship prize in Folklore a cappella and the Gold Medal in Female Choirs. Recently, she received the third prize in the Third National Choral Conducting Competition in China. She was awarded the title of “Excellent Conductor” in the fourth “The Heart of Chorus” Shanghai International Choral Festival & Competition. Additionally, Xuxiang has participated in many operas as an assistant conductor and music director.