Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
Julie Huang is Organist and Choir Master at the historic Falls Church Episcopal in Virginia. In addition to appearances in the Washington D.C. area, she has performed as an organ soloist in Boston, New York, Oklahoma City, and Cape Town, South Africa. She was recently a finalist in the Arthur Poister National Organ Competition, participant in the International Organ Festival in the Netherlands, and winner of the Oklahoma Troxel Competition. Her playing has also been featured on American Public Media’s nationally syndicated Pipedreams radio program.
Also an accomplished pianist, choral musician, and teacher, Ms. Huang served as a collaborative pianist at the University of Oklahoma, where she accompanied master classes for such visiting artists as Midori. As Director of Music at the Amy Biehl Foundation in South Africa, she led the children’s choir in performance with Desmond Tutu and worked with the choirs at Pollsmoor Prison. Through the same foundation, she brought music education to underprivileged children in the townships of Khayelitsha and Gugulethu. She currently continues to teach private piano and organ lessons in the greater metropolitan area.
Ms. Huang holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Cornell University. Her teachers have included John Schwandt, Timothy Olsen and David Yearsley. In addition to tuition scholarships, she has received a Fellowship from the American Musicological Society's Committee on Cultural Diversity, the E.M. Johnson Writing Award, and was listed in Who's Who Among Students. Her Article on Albert Schweitzer is published in Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century (Salem Press, 2009).