Praised by The New York Times for “playing with superb agility and accuracy and with a full-bodied, chocolatey sound,” Shelley Monroe Huang has appeared as soloist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, and New Music New Haven. As a concert bassoonist and contrabassoonist, Shelley has performed with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and the Charlotte, Albany, New Haven, and Princeton symphony orchestras. Shelley is also an avid chamber musician, performing with her chamber music collective Decoda, among others. Shelley is currently a faculty member of The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program and Mannes Prep and is a visiting professor at the Guangzhou Conservatory in China.
Shelley is also an avid teaching artist, working with the New York Philharmonic, Decoda, and Carnegie Hall as part of the Lullaby Project, where she works with children and their families.
Before completing her doctorate at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Frank Morelli, Shelley earned degrees from the Eastman and Yale Schools of Music. In recent years, she has also appeared as the bassoon fellow at Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. Shelley has also recently performed Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings, and has given the World Premieres of works by her husband, Huang Ruo, including Wind Blows... and Book of the Forgotten.