Taiwanese-American conductor Tiffany Chang is recognized internationally as a leading artist through her exceptional artistry, formidable versatility, and unshakable integrity. She was awarded a 2020 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award and garnered significant attention at The Dallas Opera's 2019 Hart Institute for Women Conductors.
Chang provides visionary leadership for two major institutions across the United States, Oberlin Conservatory as Assistant Professor of Conducting and Berklee College of Music as Associate Professor. Her revolutionary work with the Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra and inspired heightened artistic standards, striking collaborations, and soaring visibility within a single season. She had already established her integrity and magnetism as a leader through impactful terms as Interim Director of Orchestral Studies and Assistant Professor at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, Acting Director of Orchestral Activities at Boston University, and founder of the New England Repertory Orchestra (NERO).
Named the 2017 Winner of the American Prize in Opera Conducting, 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 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 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.