Grace Huang, Preparatory piano faculty and head of the secondary piano department in the Conservatory division, was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2009. She received a BM in Piano Performance from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University as a student of Craig Nies and her MM and DMA degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota under the tutelage of Lydia Artymiw. 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. She has performed in master classes for Arie Vardi, Paul Badura-Skoda, Ursula Oppens, Misha Dichter, John Lill and Santiago Rodriguez, among others. Solo, collaborative and chamber music performances continue to take her throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recent engagements include performances at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, as well as solo recitals in Taiwan.
A dedicated teacher, Dr. Huang’s students are recipients of honors at the local, state and regional levels. In the summers she serves on the piano faculty of CIM's Summer Sonata program. She is also active as an adjudicator and clinician; recently she was invited as guest master class presenter and recitalist at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. A member of Music Teachers National Association, Huang is Immediate Past President of NE Ohio Music Teachers Association, has held other leadership roles within the local and state levels, 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. She previously taught on the faculties of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Millikin University, St. Cloud State University, and the University of Georgia.
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