School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Music : Faculty

Liang-Fang Chang

Adjunct Instructor of Music 

Applied Piano, Choral Accompanying, Collaborative Piano

Pianist Liang-Fang Chang has appeared in numerous solo recitals in the United States, Thailand, and her homeland Taiwan.

During the years of her doctoral studies at the University of Iowa, she was the recipient of the highly-competitive UI Graduate College Iowa Performance Fellowship and won the UI Concerto Competition with Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto. In addition to being a piano teaching assistant at the University, Dr. Chang also served as a research assistant at the UI prestigious and well-known Center for New Music. As an active pianist in this position she recorded many contemporary works for the Center, and the CD was internationally released on the Albany label commemorating the Center’s 40th Anniversary.

In addition to being a successful solo pianist, Dr. Chang’s musicianship has also been deeply enhanced by extensive experiences as a chamber musician.  Her collaborative concerts have brought her performing throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut. As the pianist for the Taipei Success Children’s Choir, she has performed in major cities, such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Tianjing, Linz, Los Angeles, and Taipei.

A native of Taiwan, Chang began to study piano at the age of four.  She earned her Bachelor of Music with the highest honors from the Fu-Jen University in Taiwan and her Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa. Her Doctoral Dissertation The Orchestral Elements in Franz Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy-with implications for piano performance was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2011. Dr. Chang is also an honorary member of The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society.  Her teachers have included Sheau-Ping Hu, Daniel Shapiro, and Uriel Tsachor.

Dr. Chang is also a successful private studio teacher. Recent success of several of her students led them to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2019 and 2020.

Currently, Dr. Chang is an adjunct faculty in both the Department of Music and Kathwari Honors Program at Western Connecticut State University and the Kent School at Kent, Connecticut.