Serena Huang is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division as a student of Bart Feller, Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance as a student of Mimi Stillman, and l'École Normale de Musique de Paris as a student of Mihi Kim. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kimmel Center, and other popular venues as both a soloist and an ensemble musician. Serena has been the recipient of various awards including those of the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) Concerto Competition, the Boyer College Alumni Award, and the Young Opus International Music Competition. She is currently based in Paris, where she regularly teaches and performs.
In addition to her musical studies, Serena is on a mission to revolutionize creativity through collaboration over competition. In May 2020, Serena co-founded Creative Baggage, a podcast & community giving voice to the unspoken baggage of pursuing a career in the arts. Through the podcast, she has interviewed prominent musicians such as Elizabeth Rowe (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Erica Peel (Philadelphia Orchestra), Noa Kageyama (Bulletproof Musician), and Mimi Stillman (Dolce Suono Ensemble) about their personal journeys and ideas for the future of the arts industry. Serena's initiatives have led the Creative Baggage team to present the University of Maryland's NexNOW Fest, as well as pitch an innovative project at enCORE Accelerando 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. Following their project pitch, the team won a grant to build their project - a database of opportunities For the Lost Creative.