Tiffany Chang

conductor

Biography

Taiwanese-American conductor Tiffany Chang cultivates an international reputation of exceptional versatility, vision, and integrity as an artist.   


Recipient of a 2020 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Chang currently serves on the artist-faculty at Oberlin Conservatory as Visiting Assistant Professor of Conducting and at the Berklee College of Music as Assistant ProfessorShe was also featured in The Dallas Opera's 2019 Hart Institute for Women Conductors and was named the 2017 Winner of The American Prize in Opera Conducting. She served eight seasons as the Music Director/Conductor for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center's (NEMPAC) Opera Project in Boston. 


Established as a leading collegiate conductor, Chang provided bold leadership for the Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra and inspired heightened artistic standards, striking collaborations, and soaring visibility. She previously led impactful terms as Interim Director of Orchestral Studies and Assistant Professor at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of MusicActing Director of Orchestral Activities at Boston University, and founder of the New England Repertory Orchestra (NERO). 


Chang has been engaged by BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, OperaHub, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, ALEA III, Xanthos Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex Contemporary Ensemble, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, Parkway Concert Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony Orchestra, 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 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, Ernest Hatch Wilkins Memorial Prize, and Boston University's Conducting Award. 


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.