Candy Chang, Flute
Flutist Candy Chang is currently completing a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Alexa Still. She was recently noted for her appearance on Classical King FM 98.1's Northwest Focus Live. An active solo flutist, she has won numerous competitions including the Seattle Horsfall Competition, the Simon-Fiset Scholarship Woodwind Competition, and the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside. In addition, she was a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association Competition, having won from the state and regional levels prior. Candy has been a two-time guest soloist with the Seattle Festival Orchestra, and she has performed concertos with the Academy Chamber Orchestra and the Tacoma Concert Band.
Candy has performed a wide range of solo and chamber music, from Hotteterre to Elliot Carter, with regular performance of her wind quintet around campus. Her interest in new music has also involved her in Oberlin's composition department, premiering student compositions on a regular basis. Candy strives constantly to expand the flute repertoire by arranging violin, clarinet, and oboe works for the flute. Last spring, she performed several Gary Schocker works involving extended techniques for a benefit concert for the Seattle Children's Hospital. This is an instance in her passion in widening her artistic boundaries by exploring new music and polyphonic techniques.
Committed to getting every child involved in music, Candy serves as an instructor for the Oberlin Music Mentors to provide free lessons for students in the public schools. In her past summers, Candy has coached flute choirs and chamber groups, and gave lessons to flute students at Marrowstone-in-the-City Summer Music.
Candy has held principal positions in the Seattle Youth Symphony and Academy Chamber Orchestra. She currently performs with the Oberlin Orchestras. This summer, Candy will be attending the Aria Summer Music Festival, interning as a Marketing Assistant at the Academy of Music Northwest, and student teaching at Vivace Chamber Players.