王美珠，音樂學家，1951年出生於臺北縣樹林鎮（今新北市樹林區）。畢業於國立政治大學哲學系、德國漢堡大學（Universität Hamburg）音樂學研究所，並於1985年在後者獲得「系統音樂學」哲學博士。1984至1989年間曾任教於德國漢堡大學，1992至1997年間專任於東吳大學音樂系，1997起為國立臺北藝術大學音樂學研究所專任教授至2017 年退休，之後繼續於該校所兼任教授迄今。其主要研究領域為音樂美學、音樂心理學、音樂社會學、音樂語義學、音樂與符號、音樂與視覺藝術、音樂與文學等。
WANG Mei-chu is a musicologist. Born in Shulin Township, Taipei County (now known as Shulin District, New Taipei City), WANG received her bachelor’s degree from National Chengchi University and, in 1985, her PhD degree in systematic musicology from the University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg), Germany. Between 1984 and 1989 she taught at the University of Hamburg and, between 1992 and 1997, in the music department of Soochow University. Since 1997 she has served as full-time professor in the Graduate School Institute of Musicology at Taipei National University of the Arts until her retirement in 2017. After that, she has continued to serve as a adjunct professor at the school so far. Her specialties include aesthetics of music, psychology of music, sociology of music, music semiotics, music and symbols, music and visual arts, and music and literature.