Tiffany Chang

conductor

Biography

Taiwanese-American conductor based in Boston, MA, Dr. Tiffany Chang cultivates a reputation of exceptional versatility as an artist with award-winning work spanning diverse genres, ensembles, and settings.


The 2017 Winner of The American Prize in Opera ConductingChang was recently featured in a residency at The Dallas Opera's 2019 Hart Institute for Women Conductors. Chang is concurrently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Conducting & Conductor of the Arts and Sciences Orchestra at Oberlin Conservatory and an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music. She served successful and impactful terms as Interim Director of Orchestral Studies and Assistant Professor at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music and Acting Director of Orchestral Activities at Boston Universitywhere she led the orchestral programs and taught undergraduate and graduate conducting. She also remains active as the Music Director/Conductor for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center's (NEMPAC) Opera Project and is founder of the New England Repertory Orchestra (NERO). 


Chang has been engaged with BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, OperaHub, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, ALEA III, Xanthos Ensemble, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, Parkway Concert Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dana Hall School of Music Summer Symphony, and Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras. She is frequently sought-after as a guest conductor for international music festivals such as IASAS and AMIS. Chang also served as Assistant Conductor for the Tanglewood Institute's Young Artists Orchestra and the Boston University Opera Institute.


Chang studied orchestral conducting with David Hoose, Bridget-Michaele Reischl, and Amy Chang; her other notable mentors include Carlo Montanaro, Gustav Meier, JoAnn Falletta, Ann Howard Jones, Robert Spano, Gunther Schuller, Kirk Trevor, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, and Gábor Hollerung. Workshop participations include those of the Conductor's Guild, International Conducting Festival and Workshop, NYC International Conducting Workshop, and Taipei International Choral Festival.


As a cellist, Chang studied with Amir Eldan, Hans Jensen, and Peter Reijto and taught as a secondary cello instructor at the Oberlin Conservatory. As a composer, she studied with Amelia Kaplan and Jeffrey Kowalkowski and has been commissioned to write for schools, chamber ensembles, and youth orchestras. Her most recent project included a reorchestration of Francis Poulenc's opera Dialogues of the Carmelites for performance by the Boston University Chamber Orchestra and Opera Institute. She also presents lectures and workshops on music theory, composition, and the Sibelius music notation software.


Chang received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from Boston University. She previously received 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.


Chang's academic and musical performances and entrepreneurial spirit earned her the coveted Kahn Career Entry Award, Pi Kappa Lambda Prize for Musicianship, Theodore Presser Scholarship, Ernest Hatch Wilkins Memorial Prize, Boston University's Conducting Award, and Oberlin Conservatory Dean's Merit Scholarship. She remains a member of the Oberlin Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda and National Scholars Honor Society.