CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Daniel Chang is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in the studio of David Higgs and a Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. He began his music studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Department where he studied composition with Michael Kaulkin and piano with June Choi Oh. He continued his education at the San Francisco Conservatory for a Bachelor of Musical Arts in composition, studying composition with David Conte and piano with Alla Gladysheva. Daniel served as organ scholar at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco under Simon Berry. At Eastman, Daniel was awarded the Gerald Barnes Prize for excellence in pipe organ in 2017 and the Cochran Prize in 2020. His organ competition prizes include second prize in the 2022 National Young Artists’ Competition in Organ sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, the Peter Hurford Bach Prize in the 2021 St. Albans’ International Organ Competition, and Third Prize in the 2018 NYACOP. His research interests include historical improvisation, the history of imitative counterpoint, and Russian music theory. Daniel is the Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canandaigua, New York.