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Ching-Yu Huang is a percussionist, composer and educator currently based in Taiwan.  Her performance and composition works range from improvisational music to classical, indie and traditional world percussion.  She holds a Master of Music degree from Aaron Copland School of Music, The City University of New York (CUNY) where she studied Classical Percussion Performance with Michael Lipsey and David Cossin.


After graduating with her master’s degree from CUNY, Ching-Yu returned to homeland, Taiwan, as an active musician. She has performed and collaborated internationally with many artists and ensembles including Meridian Brothers, Lucas Santtana, MC Yallah, Debmaster, Kaohsiung Chinese Orchestra, Tainan Symphony Orchestra, Chiayi Philharmonic Orchestra, Chiayi United Wind Ensemble and Yowana Sari Balinese Gamelan Ensemble.  


Ching-Yu has performance credit on a couple of selling albums and her career thus far has taken her overseas to perform at many notable venues and festivals, including Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis , Wiener Konzerthaus Mozart-Saal Music Hall of Vienna, 2018 World Music Festival in Taipei and Bohemian National Hall in NYC etc.

In addition to her performance career, Ching-Yu is also an established music educator and has taught a wide range of students from kindergarten to college level.   Ching-Yu has taught for many schools where she teaches percussion lessons, western tonal theory and percussion ensemble and often led students to participate in various competitions and performances. 

In 2019, Ching-Yu moved to Los Angeles to pursue her second master degree in World Percussion Performance in California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where she studies North Indian classical music with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, World percussion with Randy Gloss, Ewe drumming and Pedagogy with Andrew Grueschow, Sulley Imoro and Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole, Persian music with Houman Pourmehdi, Latin percussion with Joey De Leon and The Art of the Mix with Emily Evans.

She has studied classical percussion with Kuo-Hsuan Wu, Michael Chu, David Cossin, and Michael Lipsey, and world percussion with Swapan Chaudhuri Randy Gloss, Andrew Grueschow, Houman Pourmehdi, Joey De Leon and Yousif Sheronick.

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