Angelin Chang (張安麟, Chinese: 张安麟; pinyin: Zhāng Ānlín; Korean: 장 安 린) is a Grammy award-winning classical pianist and professor of music at Cleveland State University. She heads the university's keyboard studies program and coordinates the university's chamber music program, and teaches music and law. Prior to joining Cleveland State, she was faculty at Rutgers University.
Chang's debut performance as a piano soloist was with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, at age 12. She is the first Artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the first Academic Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation of America.
Chang performed on and produced two of her CDs: Soaring Spirit (2004) and Angelín (2007). In 2007, she won the Grammy award for the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra for her recording of Olivier Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds) with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, conducted by John McLaughlin Williams. She is the first female American classical pianist and the first pianist of Asian descent to win a Grammy.
Chang was born in Muncie, Indiana, and attended Burris Laboratory School there. Chang graduated with top honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy and received a Bachelor of Music from Ball State University, and a Master of Music degree, along with a distinguished Performer's Certificate, from Indiana University. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Conservatory, at Johns Hopkins University. She is the first American awarded Premier Prix Piano and Premier Prix Musique de Chambre in the same year from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (France).
In addition to her musical degrees, Chang has a B.A. degree in French from Ball State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Chang is Vice President and on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter, serving as Chair of the Education Committee and Classical Task Force.
- Angelin Chang biography
- Ball State alumna picks up Grammy, Ball State Daily News Online, February 17, 2007
- Grammy Award Winner Angelin Chang Joins Yamaha Artist Family: First Yamaha Academic Performing Artist Drawn to Company's Distinguished History and Leading-Edge Technology, Yamaha Corporation of America press release
- Soaring Spirit CD at AllMusic
- Angelín CD at AllMusic
- Search of official Grammy database, accessed April 14, 2011 (search parameters Artist: Chang; Genre: Classical)
- City of Muncie proclamation, Dr. Angelin Chang as City of Muncie, Indiana Honorary Cultural Ambassador for Goodwill, December 5, 2007
- Angelin Chang, IngenuityFest
- "The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter".
- Official website
- Faculty web page at Cleveland State University
- Angelin Chang at AllMusic
- Chicago Chapter at The Recording Academy