Praised as “untimid and determined with a brilliancy of effervescence” in her album review, Chen-Yu Huang has established herself in the harp scene in midwest. Huang joined the Michigan State University College of Music in 2014. She also serves as the principal harpist for Ann Arbor Symphony and Jackson Symphony Orchestra. Huang is the winner of the Krannert Debut Artist Award 2010 and a recipient for Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 2010-2011, of both prizes she is the first harpist ever to be awarded, among many other recognitions. She has given masterclasses in University of Illinois, Arizona State University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, among a few. She has served as an adjudicator in several competitions such as Camac Prize Taiwan and AHS National Competition. As an enthusiastic teacher, Huang founded Capitol Harp Ensemble in 2022, a non-profit organization that provides after-school programs for youths as well as adult enrichment classes. Her pedagogical compositions are published by HappyString Music. Her first album with Formosa Trio- The First Impression (“invites us not just for a ride, but on an adventure, requiring all senses”- Harp Column), which also includes several of her arrangements.
Huang will be relocating to San Antonio, TX in August 2023.