We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Huang as associate conductor for the CWSO! She will be joining us for the June 12, 2022, summer concert.
JENNIFER HUANG is a Taiwanese-American conductor currently serving as Assistant Conductor of the Northwestern University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras in the Bienen School of Music, where she is completing her graduate degree under the guidance of Victor Yampolsky. Her most recent engagements include Guest Director of the Merit School of Music Orchestras, Associate Conductor of the Chicago City-Wide Symphony Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony Aspirante Youth Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor and Chorus Director of West Edge Opera.
While the majority of her work focuses on standard orchestral repertoire, Huang is also an active opera conductor. In the fall of 2019, Huang conducted a workshop of a new opera, Both Eyes Open, by Max Duykers and librettist Philip Gotunda, working alongside tenor John Duykers and members of the Paul Dresher Ensemble. In November of 2021, she served as conductor of the Bienen Fall Opera, completing six performances of Menotti’s The Medium with Northwestern University vocalists and members of the NU Symphony Orchestra. An accomplished violinist, pianist, and vocalist, Huang has performed under the baton of world-class artists such as Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, and David Robertson. In 2016, she graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a dual degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Music.