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Chen-Yu Huang (Harp)

Chen-Yu HuangChen-Yu Huang will be a harp instructor at CMS and an Assistant Professor of Harp at Michigan State University College of Music beginning fall of 2014. An enthusiastic teacher, Huang currently teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University and Parkland College.

  A native of Taiwan, Huang is known for her charismatic and earnest musicianship and has received acclaim as a soloist and ensemble musician. She currently serves as principal harpist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Huang is also the first harpist ever to win the prestigious Krannert Debut Artist Award (2010).

Huang’s other honors include the 2006 National Anne Adams Awards finals, the 2007 American String Teacher Association’s National Solo Competition State of Illinois Senior Division in Harp, and the 2010-2011 Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship.

Huang received her B.F.A. (piano) from National Taiwan Normal University and her M.Mus. (harp) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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