Alumna Grace Huang's New Faculty Position at University of Georgia
Grace Huang (DMA, 2005; MM, 2001, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) has been offered an interim assistant professor of piano position at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA for the fall semester 2017.
Huang's primary teachers include Lydia Artymiw, Craig Nies, Roland Schneller, and Sue Hudson. Piano pedagogy studies were with Rebecca Shockley, Karen Krieger, and Elizabeth Cormier. A prizewinner in several competitions, she has also performed in master classes for Paul Badura-Skoda, Ursula Oppens, Misha Dichter, Arie Vardi, and Santiago Rodriguez, among others. Festival appearances include Aspen, Eastern, Madeline Island, Hampden-Sydney and PianoTexas, where she was a featured concerto soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony in 2011. Solo, collaborative and chamber music performances continue to take her throughout the U.S. and abroad--recent engagements included performances at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, as well as solo recitals in Taiwan.
A dedicated teacher, Dr. Huang’s students range from age five through adult, of all levels and abilities. Her students have been recipients of honors at the local, state and regional levels. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through Music Teachers National Association. From 2009-2016 she was on the piano faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she taught lessons in the Preparatory division (students pre-college through adult) and served as chair of the Secondary Piano department in the Conservatory division. She has also previously taught on the piano faculties of Millikin University (IL), St. Cloud State University (MN), and the University of Georgia, where she served as UGA's interim assistant professor of piano and class piano coordinator. Past summer teaching engagements include the Summer Sonata program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (MI), and Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Also active as an adjudicator and clinician, Huang was recently invited as guest master class presenter and recitalist at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. An active member of MTNA, Huang is Past President of Northeast Ohio Music Teachers Association, has held other leadership roles within the local and state levels of MTNA, and has been a featured presenter at the Illinois State Music Teachers Association's state conference. She has written articles for Piano Pedagogy Forum and Georgia Music News.