Faculty Photo

Chen-Yu Huang, M.M.

Adjunct Instructor

B.M. in Piano Performance and Music Education (minor in Harp
Performance), National Taiwan Normal University; M.M. in Harp
Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
D.M.A. (A.B.D.) in Harp Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign

Chen-Yu Huang is currently the Instructor in Harp at IWU. She is
known for her charismatic musicianship and teaching abilities, and she has
won many awards. Her honors include the Honorable Mention in the 2011
Lyon & Healy National Awards, the State of Illinois Senior Division Winner
in Harp in the 2007 American String Teacher Association's National Solo
Competition, finalist for the 2006 National Anne Adams Award Auditions,
winner of the 2008 String Division Concerto Competition and first alternate of
the Illinois School of Music Concerto Competition Finals, and the 2010 Kate
Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in the Illinois School of Music. She was also
the winner of 2010 Krannert Debut Artist Award, the first harpist ever to win
this prestigious honor.

Ms. Huang also has received her recognition for her ensemble skills
through various appointments, such as the Principal Harp position with the
2012 American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) as well as being a
featured concerto soloist for the AWSO's 55th season. She has recorded with
the Sinfonia da Camera for Albany Records and the Illinois Wind Symphony
for the Naxos label. In addition, she is dedicated to expanding the harp
repertoire. She has given many world premieres, including the new opera
Paradises Lost by Stephen Andrew Taylor, which features the harp
prominently. Ms. Huang is currently a doctoral and Artist Diploma candidate
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she holds the
Teaching Assistantship in Harp under the tutelage of Dr. Ann Yeung.

Selected Recording:

Duo fromĀ Swan Lake