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Dorothy Chang

LunART is thrilled to announce Dorothy Chang as LunART Festival’s 2023 Composer-in-Residence! In addition to featuring her instrumental works at the LunART Festival 2023 Gala concerts,  Chang will conduct the LunART 2023 Composers Hub, a professional development program for emerging composers. Chang will mentor participants to develop practical skills to express their creative ideas, cultivate relationships with performers, and master the art of collaboration through a series of masterclasses, workshops, private lessons, and lectures. 


Learn more about the COMPOSERS HUB 2023


Described as "evocative and kaleidoscopic”, the music of composer Dorothy Chang often embraces an eclectic mix of musical influences ranging from popular and folk music to elements of traditional Chinese music.  Many of her works are inspired by place, time, memory and personal histories. Dorothy has a particular interest in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary

collaboration, with projects involving mixed Chinese and Western ensembles, theatre, movement, dance and video.  Her work has been featured in concerts and festivals across North America and abroad, with performances by the Albany, Calgary Philharmonic, Indianapolis, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Saint Paul Chamber, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, and chamber ensembles including the Chicago Saxophone Quartet, eighth blackbird, Land’s End Ensemble, Music from China, the Smith Quartet, Soundstreams, Standing Wave and the Turning Point Ensemble, among others. She has received awards and grants

from organizations including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, the Barlow Endowment, Canada Council for the Arts, Chamber Music America, the Fromm Music Foundation, a 2022 JUNO Award nomination and the 2022 WCMA Classical Composer of the Year Award.  Since 2003, Dorothy has served on the faculty of the University of British Columbia, where she currently is a Professor of Music. 

For the Country Entirely. A Play in Letters

Live performance of a radio play adaptation of Gertrude Stein's play.

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