Dr. Yuling Huang-Davie ’93 (Master of Music in Performance – Piano) was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award and will travel to Malaysia during the 2023/24 academic year. She is joined by her husband Dr. William Davie, who also earned a Fulbright Scholar Award.
Dr. Huang-Davi is an assistant professor who teaches collaborative piano courses at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. As coordinator of the collaborative piano program, she is responsible for evaluating and assigning graduate and undergraduate pianists to work with partners in vocal and instrumental studios as well as stage productions for the School of Music and Performing Arts.
Dr. Huang-Davie also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Xi’an Conservatory (China). She earned her doctorate in collaborative piano from Florida State University, where she was an assistant music coach for the prestigious Florida State Opera.
Dr. Huang-Davie’s performances and masterclass engagements have brought her to lecture and performance stages at the Arts Club of Washington, D.C., and music programs at the University of West Virginia, University of Memphis, James Madison University, Shenandoah University, University of Florida, Tulane University and Louisiana State University, among others.
She has collaborated with leading conductors Michel Singher, Mark Gibson, Steven Mosteller, and Douglas Fisher. Dr. Huang-Davie and Dr. Andrea Loewy represented Louisiana at Lafayette in multiple concert tours across China from 2007 to 2016. A recording of their piano and flute collaborations was released by Centaur Records on the CD “Apparitions and Whimsies” (CRC 2689). Her concert performances have aired on National Public Radio (NPR) stations in Florida and Louisiana.
Dr. Huang-Davie has to her credit awards from the Fulbright U.S Teaching Scholar program (Malaysia 2023–2024), Outstanding Mentor Award (Graduate School, University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement (Shenandoah Conservatory), the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts (twice honored) and the Tallahassee Music Guild Scholarship.
Dr. Huang-Davie was awarded a sabbatical for the school year 2023/24 to fulfill her Fulbright assignment to the Institute of Music at UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Visit louisiana.edu/news/faculty-members-teach-research-malaysia-fulbright-scholars to learn more.