IT IS MY MISSION TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC AND COMMUNICATION.
WITH CURIOSITY, PASSION, AND EDUCATION, WE CAN INSPIRE EACH OTHER WITH STORIES, AND DISCOVER THE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF HUMANITY.
An active musician in Vancouver, Tina has performed across Canada, the US, and Europe. As a recitalist, she has performed with such distinguished artists as Daniel Okulitch, Melody Courage, Lara Ciekiewicz, Manuela Custer, and Alessandra Volpe. She has toured with various artists in Vancouver to all corners of British Columbia separately with the group QuintEssence (Robyn Driedger-Klassen, Barb Towell, Frederik Robert, and Peter Alexander) and the Vancouver Opera in Schools (VOIS) to bring music to underserved communities while enjoying the rugged landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Other organizations and concert series that Tina has been a part of include Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Chor Leoni, Against the Grain, Little Chamber Music, Sound the Alarm Theatre, Health Arts Society, the Silk Purse Arts Centre, and City Opera Vancouver.
A lover of art song, Tina is co-founder of the Connective Collective with soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch. Together, the Collective seeks to connect poetry and music with contemporary social issues. Through interdisciplinary projects and discussions with scholars and professionals in social, political, literary, historical, and scientific fields, the Connective Collective explores multiple perspectives to inform and enhance the appreciation of song, whether it be centuries old or freshly written. Stay tuned for the release of podcast episodes and upcoming recital programming in support of these social subjects!
“The cast was supported by the scintillating piano playing of the music director, Tina Chang, who really brought out the liveliness and humour in Rossini’s score, so much so that she made one forget about the exciting racing strings and wonderful textures of the woodwind sections that characterize La Scala di Seta.”
– Alan Neilson, Opera Wire
Academically, Tina is Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and on faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She has been a guest artist at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts mentoring composers in writing idiomatically for the piano and the voice. She has also been on staff at Dalhousie University in Halifax where she coached voice and instrumental students as well as taught keyboard skills to piano and non-piano majors alike. She enjoys teaching, and maintains a private piano studio in Vancouver.