Tiffany Chang

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Disappointments

Posted by tiffanychang on April 6, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Every year, April fills me with dread because it’s my birthday month, an annual occasion when I get to remind myself how disappointed I am for not having achieved certain goals I’ve set out in my life. I never feel like I am where I want to be in my career, and I get further and further “behind” as I get older. I know this is quite normal for artists but I think with COVID-19 this year and without the artistic activities that help me steer personal progress, it will be...

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Back to flying

Posted by tiffanychang on January 31, 2020 at 9:30 PM

This is the calm before the storm. In a few days, I resume my weekly commute between MA and OH. People always are surprised that I take a plane to get from one work to another. I have been doing so for almost three years, and actually, quite a lot of musicians (and non-musicians, like consultants) do this, and have been doing so a for much longer time.

We all agree it’s not as glamorous as it seems. It’s a lot of suitcases, having two sets of everything while maintainin...

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A compelling collaboration

Posted by tiffanychang on December 24, 2019 at 9:20 AM

I recently had a concert experience that is staying on my mind for an unusually long time. While I confess that I ruminate and obsess more than I should (especially for the most miniscule imperfections), I typically get over a performance (miracles or disasters) within a week or so; and I move on to my next projects.


This one, however, has lingered and continues to occupy attention in my mind—along with all the feelings that came with it. I need it to go away so I can ...

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