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The music of composer Dorothy Chang has been performed by ensembles including the Albany, Aspen, Chicago Civic, Indianapolis, Queens, Seattle, Vancouver and Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestras, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Collage New Music (Boston), eighth blackbird, the Smith Quartet (UK), Chicago Saxophone Quartet, North/South Consonance (NY), Toca Loca, and TONK.
She has received commissions from Chamber Music America, the Barlow Endowment, Meet the Composer, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust,the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council, among others. Her music has been featured at music festivals across North America and abroad, most recently at the PAN Music Festival (Seoul), Lontano Festival (UK), and the Cabrillo Festival in California. As composer and co-founder of the Riverbed Theatre Company, Dorothy has collaborated on original image-based productions in Boston, Chicago,Santa Barbara and Taipei, Taiwan.
Dorothy's music has been recognized through honours and prizes including a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the International Alliance for Women in Music, Mu Phi Epsilon, the National Society of Arts and Letters, Meet the Composer and the Jacob Druckman Orchestra Prize from the Aspen Music Festival. She has held residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Lancaster Music Festival. For the 2005-08 seasons, she served as a "Music Alive" composer-in-residence with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Winfield, Illinois, Dorothy received degrees in composition from the University of Michigan (B.M., M.M.) and the Indiana University School of Music (D.M). She has served on the music faculty at Indiana State University and is presently Associate Professor of Composition at the University of British Columbia.