Education: D.M.A., Piano Performance, State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.M., Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music; B.M., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Dr. Du Huang currently serves as Professor of Piano at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. Huang has presented solo performances at the Grosser Saal of the Konzerthaus and the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Shanghai Music Hall, Beijing Music Hall, and numerous concert venues in Czech Republic. Huang also performs actively as a member of Unison Piano Duo with pianist Xiao Hu. They have presented piano duo recitals at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, and performed abroad in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Maylasia, and the Philippines. Their performances were featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, Iowa Public Television, Iowa Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio. The duo has commissioned and premiered numerous new works for the piano duo medium. Unison Piano Duo has issued recordings on Innova, MSR Classics labels in the United States, and the Yangtze River label in China.
Huang received early training at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s elementary and middle schools from the age of eight to eighteen. He later graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with the Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) and Master of Music degrees, studying with Professor Eugene Pridonoff. He studied with Professor Gilbert Kalish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2001. He has also studied in master classes with pianist Leon Fleisher. His chamber music coaches include Timothy Eddy, Henry Meyer, and Peter Oundjian.
Huang presented piano master classes at over twenty universities in the United States and many places abroad, including Shanghai International Piano Institute and Festival, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, University of Manila, and European Piano Teacher Conference in Czech Republic. He has served as an adjudicator for Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, Chicago International Duo Piano Competition, and numerous Music Teacher National Association competitions in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Huang frequently serves as a piano faculty member at summer music programs such as Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany.
MUS 130, 230, 330, 430 Applied Music- Piano
For music majors in varied years of study. Non-majors and music majors in their secondary areas may register for these courses with consent of instructor. Studio seminars may be required. Additional fees will be assessed for these courses.
MUS 115: Class Instruction- Piano
For piano and voice majors and nonmajors with little or no background in those areas. Beginning guitarists will study music notation, tablature, chording, and classical guitar literature. Additional fees will be assessed for this course.
MUS 116: Class Instruction- Piano
Continuation of MUS 115. For majors and non-majors who have had some piano or voice. Emphasis is on developing good reading and practicing skills. Additional fees will be assessed for this course.
MUS 117: Class Instruction- Piano
For music majors only. Emphasis is on developing the skills required on the piano proficiency test. Additional fees will be assessed for this course.
MUS 118: Preparation for Piano Proficiency Test
For first-semester music majors with significant background in piano. Two one-hour sessions will help these students prepare for the Piano Proficiency Test.
- D.M.A., Piano Performance, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2001
- M.M., Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 1997
- B.M., magna cum laude, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 199
Rhapsody in Blue
Composed by George Gershwin
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Composed by Lutoslawski
Performed by the Unison Piano Duo
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