courses: Violin, Viola
An outstanding soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Yu-Mei Huang has appeared as both a violinist and a pianist in the U.S. and Asia. After finishing her basic education in her native Taiwan, Dr. Huang came to the U.S in 1997 and received BM and MM degrees in Violin Performance and Conducting at Florida International University. Dr. Huang pursued doctoral work on a full scholarship and teaching assistantship at the University of Miami, where she was both the concertmaster and associate conductor of the UM symphony Orchestra. In 2005 she earned her D.M.A. in violin performance and made Laredo her home, serving as a full- time faculty member at Texas A&M International University and concertmaster of the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2012, she was promoted to Associate Professor. In addition, she is a frequently featured soloist with the LPO, having performed the Mozart Double Concerto in 2006, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in 2009, the Butterfly Violin Concerto in 2010, and Vivaldi Four seasons violin concerto in 2017. She was invited to giving master performance and lectures every year in U.S and Asia (Taiwan and China) since 2010. At TAMIU, she teaches Music Fundamentals, Theory, Aural Training, Conducting and all string-related classes. She also presenting as faculty lead- for study abroad program. In addition to her regular teaching assignments, Dr. Huang launched the “International Chamber Music Festival”, an annual recital presenting TAMIU music faculty performers along with other international artists. She also served as board member in several professional organization outside of TAMIU such as Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra and Laredo International Piano Competition.