Dr. Hsieh graduated from the University of Chinese Culture in Taipei with a bachelor’s degree in voice performance. Upon graduation, she received a scholarship from the University of South Carolina and graduated with a master’s degree in music and a master’s degree in library science. After returning to Taiwan to teach at the Church Music Department of Taiwan Presbyterian Seminary, she went to study at Louisiana State University and received her Ph.D. in musicology. Working in the Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library since 1994, she currently is the Associate Dean of Libraries/Music Librarian.

Dr. Hsieh has received two grants from the American Theological Library Association (ATLA): the first, to digitize seven shaped-note tunebooks in the music library collection, and the second to film and digitize worship services of various styles among Southern Baptist churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She also received a Lilly Research Expense Grant from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in 2006-2007 to conduct Chinese hymnody research at Harvard University. In addition, she has served a three-year term (2004-2007) on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Hymn, the quarterly publication of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. 

Her publications include An Annotated Bibliography of Church Music (2003) and A History of Chinese Christian Hymnody: From Its Missionary Origins to Contemporary Indigenous Productions (2009). The latter was translated into Chinese and published by Chinese Baptist Press in Hong Kong in 2011. She is also the author of “Chinese Christian Hymnody” in The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnody

Her Chinese translations of books related to church music include Donald Hustad’s Jubilate II (1998), Terry York’s Rehearsing the Soul (2006) and Observing the Rests (2008), Terry York and C. David Bolin’s The Voice of Our Congregation (2010) and The Worship Matrix (2011) as well as Scott Aniol’s Worship in Song (2013).