March 4, 2022
UL Lafayette – Angelle Hall – Choral Room (153)
Business meeting at 9:00 AM
Masterclass at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dr. Yuling Huang-Davie
Coordinator of Collaborative Piano
Music Coach of UL-Lafayette Opera Theater
A native of Xian, China, Yuling Huang-Davie studied at the Beijing Central Conservatory under Professor Li Qi-Fang, one of China’s internationally renowned professors of piano. After arriving in the United States in 1991, Huang-Davie received her master’s degree in piano performance from Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA), where she studied with Elizabeth Temple. In 1998, she earned her Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University’s College of Music studying under the nationally renowned pianist, Dr. Carolyn Bridger.
In her position at the School of Music, Dr. Huang-Davie teaches collaborative piano majors and coordinates assignments of collaborative pianists to the various programs in the School of Music including vocal, instrumental, and other stage performances. She also performs regularly as a collaborative pianist in both faculty and student recitals, juries, competitions.
Dr. Huang-Davie has collaborated with leading conductors, such as Michael Singher, Mark Gibson, Steven Mosteller, and Douglas Fisher. Her concert performances and master class engagements have brought her to perform on university stages across China and before the Arts Club of Washington D.C., in addition to the music departments of Tulane, Memphis, James Madison University, Louisiana State University, West Virginia, among others.
Dr. Huang-Davie’s performances have aired on National Public Radio in Florida and Louisiana. A recording of her piano work also can be heard on Centaur Records’ Apparitions and Whimsies, a CD featuring selections composed for flute and piano with Dr. Andrea Kapell Loewy on flute. In 2015, Dr. Huang-Davie and Dr. Loewy performed and presented master classes at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Xian Conservatory of Music, and the School of Music at China Southern Technology University. It was their third tour of China.
Dr. Huang-Davie has to her credit awards for her musical expertise, including the Outstanding Mentor Award from Graduate School, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement from the Conservatory of Shenandoah University, and twice was named recipient of both the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts Award and the Tallahassee Music Guild Scholarship Award. In addition, she received a scholarship from the acclaimed Florida State Opera Company to serve as an assistant music coach.