Photo of Tiffany Chang ’09
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Conducting
  • Conductor of Arts and Sciences Orchestra
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Education

  • DMA, Boston University
  • MME, Oberlin Conservatory
  • BM, Oberlin Conservatory

Biography

Taiwanese-American conductor based in Boston, MA, Tiffany Chang cultivates a reputation of exceptional versatility as an artist with award-winning work spanning diverse genres. The 2017 Winner of the American Prize in Opera Conducting, Chang was featured in a residency at the Dallas Opera’s 2019 Hart Institute for Women Conductors.

Chang is visiting assistant professor of conducting and conductor of the Arts and Sciences Orchestra at Oberlin Conservatory. She also holds the position of assistant professor at Berklee College of Music.

Chang previously served terms as interim director of orchestral studies at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, and acting director of orchestral activities at Boston University.

She remains active as the music director/conductor for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center’s Opera Project and founder and conductor of the New England Repertory Orchestra. She has been engaged by 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, and Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras.

She is frequently involved as a clinician and guest conductor for music festivals nationally and internationally.

Chang studied orchestral conducting with David Hoose and Bridget-Michaele Reischl; other mentors include Carlo Montanaro, Emmanuel Villaume, Nicole Paiement, Gustav Meier, JoAnn Falletta, Robert Spano, Gunther Schuller, Ann Howard Jones, Larry Rachleff, and Donald Schleicher.

She received a Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting at Boston University and studied cello performance, music education, composition, and music theory at Oberlin Conservatory.

Her work has earned her the Kahn Career Entry Award, Pi Kappa Lambda Prize for Musicianship, Berklee Collaboration Grant, Theodore Presser Scholarship, and Ernest Hatch Wilkins Memorial Prize.

Discover Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra (OASO).

  • 2017 American Prize in Conducting, community opera division
  • Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award
  • Kahn Career Entry Award
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Prize for Musicianship
  • Berklee Collaboration Grant
  • Theodore Presser Scholarship
  • Ernest Hatch Wilkins Memorial Prize.

News

A Conversation with Phlox Ensemble Conductor Sophia Bass

January 30, 2020
The Phlox ensemble, an orchestra and choir promoting women and trans individuals in classical music, is an intensive winter term project that provides a space for students of traditionally underrepresented gender identities and those with a commitment to gender inclusion to engage with classical music.