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ABOUT

Taiwanese-American artist Jocelyn Hsu began her musical pursuit on classical piano and violin at ages five and nine. Her passion and skill for performing grew quickly, garnering invitations to prestigious summer music festivals such as Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Brevard Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Shortly after earning her Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University, she went on two U.S. tours with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jon Anderson of YES, debuting in renowned venues like the Ryman Auditorium, Levon Helm Studios, and headlining the KAABOO Festival at the AT&T Cowboys Stadium. Since then, Jocelyn has performed with artists such as Anberlin, Disturbed, and Robby Steinhardt, diversifying her musical style to include progressive rock, alternative rock, and heavy metal.


Jocelyn’s characteristic sweet tone and musical precision draw from her classical training, complementing her seasoned improvisation inspired by jazz, folk, and country. She brings soaring melodies and charismatic energy onto every stage, and her masterful execution leaves lasting impressions after every performance.


A highly sought-after studio musician, Jocelyn was featured in the winning entry of 90.7 WMFE NPR’s 2020 Tiny Desk Contest with Matt Shenk Band’s single, “Lay Down Your Weapons.” She lent her talents for Robby Steinhardt's posthumous solo album Not in Kansas Anymore and also collaborated with John Paul Hayward for his album Generations: A Symphonic Tale, which pays homage to video game soundtracks from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Legend of Zelda, and more. Her work on "Augustine" from Benjamin Neil's album Live Forever was released in December 2021, as well as her newest collaboration on Jay Luis' 2022 single, "Waiting". She is currently a studio musician at Solar Studios for Grammy-nominated producer Michael Franklin.

This year, Jocelyn is collaborating once again with Jon Anderson for his 1000 Hands: Part 2 album and also joining InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's worship band for their triennial conference, Urbana22. 

Back at home, Jocelyn is an avid performer and makes regular appearances at the House of Blues and Universal Studios parks and resorts.