Emily Chiu

composer / lyricist / musician

picture by Danny Ursetti

picture by Danny Ursetti

EMILY CHIU is a Taiwanese-American composer-lyricist and violinist who loves to write about sea creatures, food, and monsters. She holds a B.A. in music from Brown University and an M.F.A from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.

Writing credits include: American Girl Live! (National Tour - Mills Entertainment, Mattel Inc.); Unshelved (Shanghai Conservatory of Music); Apollo (Tisch New Musicals Workshop);  Keaton and the Whale (NYU Tisch); Zookeeper, and You Gave Me A Sheep (National Asian Artists Project); Life, Love, Food, and Monsters (Mr. William Finn’s New Artists On The Horizon).

Her songs have been heard at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, the 5th Ave Theatre, and Barrington Stage Company.

Emily is currently working on a commission from the 5th Ave theater, titled Bak Chang.