School of Music

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chew Ann Chang
Faculty Assistant, Accompanist
Browne Hall 124

Described for her captivating and poetic musical interpretations, Malaysian pianist, Joanne Chang has performed and taught internationally in Asia, North America, and Europe. She has been featured on WQXR's Young Artist Showcase (New York), WFMT's Fiesta Latin America (Chicago), International Menuhin Music Academy (Switzerland), BFM's Front Row Podcast (Kuala Lumpur), Indiana University's Latin American Music Center (Bloomington), and the National Youth Orchestra of China (Beijing), among others.

Recent success and upcoming projects include recitals and debut CD Diálogos (2018) featuring Mexican violin and piano music with Alan Snow (Concertmaster, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra), presentations at MTNA National Conference and Collegiate Symposium, lecture recital at the 2019 UCSI University Piano Pedagogy Symposium (Kuala Lumpur), paper presentation and publication at the 2020 9th Hawaii University International Conference, and chamber performances at North America, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Prior to joining WIU as Faculty Assistant – Staff Accompanist, Joanne held teaching positions at Indiana University and Florida State University. At IU, Joanne served as Associate Instructor in Piano and program assistant to the Secondary Piano and Accompanying Departments. Joanne is president/founder of the Music Teachers National Association MTNA Collegiate Chapter at IU, established Fall 2019. During the summer, Joanne is faculty member at Camp Encore/Coda (Maine) and collaborative pianist at the International Menuhin Music Academy (Switzerland).

An ABD candidate in Piano Performance and Literature at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Joanne holds Minors in Music Theory and Arts Administration. Joanne received a MM degree in piano from Florida State University, a BM (summa cum laude) in piano from Kent State University, alongside an honors thesis written on French piano duet music. Joanne is currently working on a written project titled "Franz Liszt: The Bridge to Modernism."

Joanne's primary teachers are Karen Shaw, Read Gainsford, Jerry Wong, Patricia Lim, and studied additionally with Menahem Pressler and Olga Sitkovetsky.

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