We are pleased to announce that after a lengthy search we have hired Julie Huang as our new Minister of Music.
Julie began organ lessons as a music major at Cornell University and earned her Master's in Organ Performance under a scholarship at the University of Oklahoma. She was a finalist in the Arthur Poister National Organ Competition, the winner of the Oklahoma Troxel Competition, and a participant in the International Organ Festival in the Netherlands. Her playing has been featured on National Public Radio's "Pipe Dreams."
As a music educator and choral conductor, her work with prisoners and underprivileged children in Cape Town culminated in directing the Amy Biehl Foundation Choir in a concert with Bishop Desmond Tutu. She has performed and held both church music and teaching positions in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Oklahoma, and South Africa. Among her experiences are also apprenticeships in organ building at C.B. Fisk (Massachusetts) and the American Organ Institute (Oklahoma).
Julie's interests and activities are broad and varied, including tango dancing in Spain, studying German in Austria, touring Italy with the Cornell Chorus, and playing field hockey in the U.K. She is an All-American wrestler, a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and enjoys triathlons, rock climbing, and hiking. Julie has been the recipient of the Who's Who Among Students Award, American Musicological Society's Committee on Cultural Diversity Fellowship, and E.M. Johnson Writing Award. Her published article on Albert Schweitzer can be found in "Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century" (Salem Press).