Julie Huang Tucker is an organist and keyboard artist who has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, and National Cathedral with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, The Washington Chorus, Children’s Chorus of Washington, Washington Men’s Camerata, and Choralis. She is also an accompanist at the BelCanto Tuscany Opera Festival in Italy. Accolades include being a finalist in the Arthur Poister National Organ Competition, participant in the International Organ Festival in the Netherlands, and winner of the Oklahoma Troxel Competition. Her playing has been featured on American Public Media’s Pipedreamsradio program.
An accomplished choral musician, she was recently a conductor in SHIFT Festival of American Orchestra’s symphonic workshop and Yale’s chamber workshop. She has coached the next generation of singers through Cantus youth choirs and Holton-Arms School. During her term as Music Coordinator at the Amy Biehl Foundation in South Africa, she brought music education to prison inmates and township children. Beyond her passion for performing music, Ms. Tucker also enjoys talking about it an on-air announcer at WETA Classical, Washington’s premiere classical music radio station.
Ms. Tucker holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance at the University of Oklahoma. She has been apprenticed in organ building and maintenance at the American Organ Institute and C.B. Fisk. She is a former American Musicological Society fellow, D.C.’s “40 Under 40” member, Who’s Who Among Students program honoree, and Johnson Writing Award honorable mention, and has published an article on Albert Schweitzer.