Are you preparing a role for an upcoming production or a concert, or do you simply want to dive deep into the layers of possibilities in that great song you love? A passion with working with singers, I seek to synthesize the connection between text, music, and emotion. Need another perspective? I love shining new lights into previously dark corners of music and text, investigating how to make a piece of score yours, and exploring ways to link the nitty gritty stuff like performance practice and language usage to make a seamless and cohesive performance. Specializing in the classical style, I have experience coaching and performing the canonic to contemporary repertoire, from Monteverdi to Mozart to Donizetti to Puccini to Stravinsky to John Adams to Jake Heggie.
a bit about Tina...
Pianist and vocal coach Tina Chang is currently on the music staff of Vancouver Opera, and most recently also on staff at the Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland. Past engagements have included illustrious companies such as Opéra de Montréal, San Diego Opera, Mill City Summer Opera in Minneapolis, soundSCAPE New Music Festival in Italy, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Summer festival experience has included Glimmerglass Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, SongFest, and Vancouver International Song Institute.
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 justice issues. An avid recitalist, Tina has played recitals across Canada, the US, and Europe, and has toured with various artists to all corners of British Columbia, bringing music to underserved communities.
Academically, Tina is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Academy of Music, and has taught keyboard skills at Dalhousie University in the past. Tina also maintains a private piano studio in Vancouver.