Tiffany Chang

conductor

Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Conducting Engagements

  • Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music - Interim Director of Orchestral Studies (Berea, OH | Aug 2017-present)
  • New England Repertory Orchestra - Founder & Conductor (Boston, MA | Fall 2010-present)
  • North End Music and Performing Arts Center - Opera Project Music Director/Conductor (Boston, MA | May 2012-present)
  • Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra - Staff Conductor (Boston, MA | Fall 2012-present)
  • Brookline Symphony Orchestra - Guest Conductor (Brookline, MA | March 2017)
  • Oberlin Conservatory String Celebration - Guest Conductor ( Oberlin, OH | March 2017)
  • OperaHub - Guest Conductor  (Boston, MA | July 2016)
  • Boston University School of Music - Acting Director of Orchestral Activities (Boston, MA | Spring 2016)
  • Boston University School of Music - Assistant Director of Orchestral Activities (Boston, MA | Fall 2015)
  • Parkway Concert Orchestra - Guest Conductor (Walpole, MA | Dec. 2015)
  • Dana Hall School of Music Summer Symphony - Conductor (Wellesley, MA | June 2014)
  • Boston University Chamber Orchestra - Conductor (Boston, MA | Fall 2014)
  • Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony Orchestra Guest conductor (Lexington, MA | April 2014)
  • ALEA III Conductor (Boston, MA | March 2014)
  • Xanthos Ensemble - Conductor (Boston, MA | February 2012
  • Boston University All-Campus Orchestra - Assistant Conductor & Orchestra Manager (Boston, MA | Aug. 2010-May 2013)
  • Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Young Artists Orchestra - Assistant Conductor (Lenox, MA | Aug. 2011)
  • Boston University Opera Institute - Assistant Conductor (Boston, MA | 2010-2012)
  • Oberlin College Symphony - Music Director and Orchestra Manager (Oberlin, OH | 2008-2009)
  • Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras Assistant Conductor (Oberlin, OH | 2007-2009)

 

Other Engagements

  • Olathe North High School - clinic (Boston, MA | May 2016)
  • Webster Schroeder String Orchestra - clinic (Boston, MA | April 2014)
  • Vernon Township High School Orchestra - clinic (Boston, MA | June 2013)

TEACHING

  • Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music - Assistant Professor (Berea, OH | start Aug 2017)
  • Berklee College of Music - Assistant Professor (Boston, MA | Sept. 2013-present)
  • Boston University School of Music - Lecturer in Orchestral Conducting (Boston, MA | Jan. 2015-May 2016)
  • Boston University School of Music - Conducting Instructor (Boston, MA | Aug. 2011-May 2013)
  • Boston University School of Music - Doctoral Theory and History Qualifying Exams Tutor (Boston, MA | 2012-present)
  • Boston University School of Music - Aural Skills Instructor/Teaching Assistant (Boston, MA | Sept. 2012-May 2013)
  • Oberlin Conservatory - Secondary Cello Instructor (Oberlin, OH | 2008-2009)
  • Taipei American School - Student Teacher (Taipei, Taiwan | Fall 2007)
  • Osaka International School - Student Teacher (Osaka, Japan | Jan. 2006)
  • Oberlin School District - Student Teacher (Oberlin, OH | Spring 2007)
  • Oberlin Conservatory String Preparatory Program - Student Teacher (Oberlin, OH | Spring 2007)
  • Oberlin Conservatory Music Play Program - Student Teacher (Oberlin, OH | Spring 2007)
  • Taipei American School - Guest Lecturer (Taipei, Taiwan | Jan. 2008)
  • Taipei American School - Sibelius Software Workshop Instructor (Various | 2004-2009)



OTHER EXPERIENCE


Orchestrations 

  • Boston University School of Music - Reorchestration of Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites for performances by the Boston University Chamber Orchestra and Opera Institute (Boston, MA | 2011-2012)
  • Taipei American School - Orchestration of middle school musicals ("Night at the Wax Museum" and "Doo-wop Wed Widing Hood") (Taipei, Taiwan | 2009-2010)
  • Taipei Mélange Trio - Taipei, Taiwan | 2007


Administrative

  • Berklee College of Music - Orchestra Manager (Boston, MA | Sept 2014-present)
  • Boston University Tanglewood Institute - Young Artists Orchestra Manager (Lenox, MA | Jun.-Aug. 2012)
  • Boston University School of Music - Student Advisory Committee Member (Boston, MA | 2010-2012)
  • Oberlin Conservatory - Theory Department Assistant  (Oberlin, OH | 2005-2009)



AWARDS, MEMBERSHIPS, & SKILLS


Awards

  • Third Prize - The American Prize in Conducting (2014)
  • Third Prize - The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (2014)
  • Esther B. Alber S. Kahn Career Entry Award - Boston University (2013)
  • School of Music Conducting Award - Boston University (2011)
  • Graduate Assistantship - Boston University (2010-present)
  • Music Scholarship - Boston University (2009-present)
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Prize for Musicianship - Oberlin Conservatory (2009)
  • Theodore Presser Scholarship - Oberlin Conservatory (2007)
  • Ernest Hatch Wilkins Memorial Prize - Oberlin Conservatory (2007)
  • Conservatory Dean's Merit Scholarship - Oberlin Conservatory (2004-2009)
  • Musicianship Award & Orchestra Award - Taipei American School (2004)

Memberships

  • Conductors Guild
  • Pi Kappa Lambda (Oberlin Chapter)
  • National Scholars Honor Society
  • Music Educators Association of Oberlin
  • Ohio Music Educators Association
  • Music Educators National Conference
  • American String Teachers Association
  • Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association

Languages   

  • Bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Familiar with Spanish

Technology 

  • Music notation software: Sibelius, Finale, Encore
  • Audio and video editing: Audacity, iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, Corel VideoStudio 12
  • Other: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional (PC or Macintosh platforms)



MUSICAL BACKGROUND

Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Orchestral Conducting  - Boston University School of Music (Boston, MA | May 2013) 
  • Master of Music Education - Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH | May 2009)
  • Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance - Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH | May 2009)     
  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education - Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH | May 2009) 
  • Minor, Composition - Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH | May 2009) 
  • Minor, Music Theory - Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH | May 2009) 


Study and Training

Orchestral Conducting

  • Principal studies with David Hoose, Bridget-Michaele Reischl, and Amy Chang
  • Other studies with Gustav Meier, JoAnn Falletta, Ann Howard Jones, Gunther Schuller, Benjamin Zander, Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, William Lumpkin, Kirk Trevor, Gábor Hollerung, and John Page

Cello - Private studies with Amir Eldan, Hans Jensen, and Peter Rejto

Composition - Private studies with Amelia Kaplan and Jeffrey Kowalkowski


Additional Training

  • Conductor's Guild Workshop - Richmond Symphony and Symphony Chorus (Richmond, VA | Apr. 2011)
  • International Conducting Workshop and Festival - Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic (Zlin, Czech Republic | Jul. 2010) 
  • NYC International Conducting Workshop - Astoria Symphony (Astoria, NY | Mar. 2010)
  • 8th Taipei International Choral Festival - Taipei Philharmonic Festival Choir (Taipei,Taiwan | Jul. 2008)
  • Amy Chang's Conducting Seminar - Yu-Yun Symphony Orchestra (Taipei, Taiwan | Jan. 2008)
  • Jerry Nowak Conducting Summer School - Workshop Band (Sydney, Australia | Jan. 2007)