Grace Huang holds both the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Vanderbilt University. Her primary teachers include Lydia Artymiw, Craig Nies, Roland Schneller, and Sue Hudson. 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. Solo, collaborative and chamber music performances continue to take her throughout the U.S. and abroad.
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 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) and St. Cloud State University (MN). Past summer teaching engagements include UGA's Summer Music Camp, Intermezzo Piano Academy (Athens, GA), 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.
Dr. Huang is an active member of Athens Music Teachers Association and has held various leadership roles within the local and state levels of MTNA. She has been a presenter at state conferences for Texas Music Teachers Association, Georgia Music Teachers Association, and Illinois State Music Teachers Association, as well as guest lecturer/presenter at other institutions.
Besides her private studio teaching, Dr. Huang is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and coordinates the class piano program at UGA. She was recently the pianist for the Athens First United Methodist Church sanctuary choir, and more recently was the project lead for “Play On, Athens!”, a collaboration on public art pianos done in partnership with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, Athens Area Arts Council, and Athens Area Habitat/ReStore.
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