Angelin Chang

Dr. Angelin Chang

Seminar Faculty, The Dorothy Taubman Seminar

Associate Professor, Applied Piano, Cleveland State University

International Pianist


Dr. Angelin Chang is America's first female GRAMMY® Award winning classical pianist. She is Yamaha Corporation of America's first Academic Performing Artist applying the Disklavier® to performance and teaching. Dr. Chang is currently Professor and Keyboard Area Coordinator at Cleveland State University.

2007 Grammy Award Winner for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra, internationally acclaimed pianist Dr. Angelin Chang is recognized for her sense of poetry and technical brilliance. She concertizes in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Miss Chang’s concert tours have led her to such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Lincoln Center (New York), Severance Hall (Cleveland), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Zelazowa Wola (Warsaw), Beijing Concert Hall (China), Sala Luis Ángel Arango (Bogotá), Schnittke Philharmonic Hall (Russia) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Dr. Chang is the first American awarded First Prizes in both piano and chamber music during the same year from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (Paris Conservatoire).

As the first Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Chang participated in the development and launching of the Arts for Everyone initiative. She has performed at the U.S Department of State, for the United Nations Women's Organization and before the Royal Family of Nepal. An active chamber musician, she performs regularly with the legendary violist Joseph de Pasquale, The de Pasquale String Quartet, and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.

Dr. Angelin Chang earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody Institute – Johns Hopkins University, Premier Prix - Piano and Premier Prix - Musique de Chambre from the Paris Conservatoire, Master of Music and Distinguished Performer Certificate from Indiana University, B.A. (French) and B.M. from Ball State University, and highest honors upon graduation from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Her piano teachers have included Michel Béroff, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Robert McDonald, Menahem Pressler, Pia Sebastiani, György Sebök, Louis-Claude Thirion and Dorothy Taubman.

Dr. Angelin Chang is head of keyboard studies and a professor of piano at Cleveland State University, where she is also coordinator for chamber music, and faculty advisor for the Bachelor of Arts/Music program and the Gamma Phi chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional music society. Previously, Dr. Chang was on the piano faculty at Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey.

Recent release of her CDs include Soaring Spirit (Albany Records) with Angelin Chang on piano and Joseph de Pasquale on viola, Cleveland Chamber Symphony (TNC) with Angelin Chang as piano soloist in Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Angelin (Sabintu) in solo piano works.

Dr. Angelin Chang serves as the North America Representative for the Festival Afro-Asiatique Mondial des Oeuvres de Solidarité (FAMOUS), and President of the Panafrican Music and Arts Festival/Piano Division. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Great Lakes Theater Festival (Cleveland), Co-President of the Ohio Music Teachers Association Northeast District, and State Coordinator for the Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Competition and MTNA Chamber Music Competition.

Through her work with the Taubman Approach and Seminars in New York, Dr. Chang helps pianists develop virtuosity while liberating them from fatigue, pain and injury.