Tiffany Chang

conductor

Biography

Taiwanese-American conductor Tiffany Chang is recognized internationally as a leading artist through her exceptional artistry, formidable versatility, and unshakable integrity. Awarded a 2020 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Chang offers visionary leadership for two major institutions across the United States, Oberlin Conservatory as Conductor of the Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra and Berklee College of Music as Associate Professor


Her innovative creativity, service-oriented philosophy, and determination to help others find purpose all radically transform culture and bring refreshing perspectives to every organization she encounters. This impact resonates powerfully throughout her tenure at at major music schools across the United States. At the same time, her professional engagements reveal a deep artistic integrity that transcends traditional industry expectations and boundaries. 


Garnering significant attention at The Dallas Opera's 2019 Hart Institute for Women Conductors, Chang served eight seasons as the Music Director/Conductor for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center's (NEMPAC) Opera Project in Boston. Her versatility continues to encompass frequent appearances with Boston new music ensembles such as the Dinosaur Annex Contemporary Ensemble, ALEA III, and Xanthos Ensemble, plus guest conducting for international music festivals such as IASAS and AMIS. Chang has additionally been engaged by BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, OperaHub, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, Parkway Concert Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras. 


Chang recently began exploring her passion for improving work culture for musical organizations in her blog Conductor as CEO. She enjoys learning about business entrepreneurship, marketing, and organizational psychology.


Chang studied orchestral conducting with David Hoose and Bridget-Michaele Reischl; she has also worked with Carlo Montanaro, Emmanuel Villaume, Gustav Meier, JoAnn Falletta, Robert Spano, Gunther Schuller, Larry Rachleff, and Ann Howard Jones. She also studied cello with Amir Eldan, Hans Jensen, and Peter Reijto and composition with Amelia Kaplan and Jeffrey Kowalkowski. Her other notable awards include The American Prize in Opera Conducting, Kahn Career Entry Award, Pi Kappa Lambda Prize for Musicianship, Theodore Presser Scholarship, and Ernest Hatch Wilkins Memorial Prize.


Chang holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from Boston University and several degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, including a Master of Music Education, Bachelors of Music in cello performance and music education, and minors in composition and music theory.