Jennifer Huang is a Taiwanese-American conductor currently serving as the Resident Conductor and Managing Director of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. Her most recent engagements include Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony Aspirante Youth Orchestra, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Director of West Edge Opera, Music Director of the UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra and Summer Symphony, and Assistant Conductor of the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus. An accomplished violinist, pianist, and vocalist, Huang has also performed under the baton of world-class artists such as Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, and David Robertson. In 2016, she graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a dual degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Music. There she studied with David Milnes, Dan Flanagan, Marika Kuzma, Jooyeon Kong, Antoine van Dongen, and Magen Solomon.
While the majority of her work focuses on standard orchestral repertoire, Huang is also an active opera conductor and a strong advocate for new music performance, working closely with composers from around the world. In her musical studies at UC Berkeley, she conducted and music-directed a student opera for which she was awarded the Eisner Prize and the Mary Nunes Souza Award from the University. In fall of 2019, Huang conducted a workshop of a new opera, Both Eyes Open, by Max Duykers and librettist Philip Gotunda, working alongside tenor John Duykers and members of the Paul Dresher Ensemble.