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Amy Chang received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Rice University, Shepherd School of Music. For fourteen years, Ms. Chang was a member of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, and performed frequently with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. After moving to Atlanta in 2003, Ms. Chang played regularly with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Opera Orchestra where she served as Acting Viola Principle. Ms. Chang was a member of the viola section of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra from 2005 to 2017.
Throughout her 25-year-long professional performing career, Ms. Chang has switched seamlessly between violin and viola, playing with world-renown conductors and soloists and touring Europe and the United States with both the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She has made numerous recordings with the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which was the recipient of several Grammy awards.
Ms. Chang was a winner of the Taiwan National Music Competition. An active chamber music musician, Ms. Chang was a regular guest artist at the Texas Music Festival and has performed in numerous chamber music concerts in Atlanta, Houston, Michigan, and Hong Kong. She was a faculty member of the Interlochen Music Festival in Michigan, and was invited as a viola faculty member of the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong from 2009-2013. In 2016, Ms. Chang was invited to serve as the viola coach for the Harpa International Music Academy in Reykjavik, Iceland and was invited to give a viola master class at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Music in Singapore in 2019. Ms. Chang was a violin and viola teacher at the Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia from 2011-2018, where she also served as a Director of the String Chamber Ensemble.
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In 2014, Ms. Chang and her husband, William Pu founded the William Pu Music Academy, the Atlanta Youth Orchestra in 2016, a premium summer youth ensemble that provide professional orchestra training and performance opportunities for young musicians throughout metro Atlanta, and the Atlanta Festival Academy in 2019, the first international 9-day classical music festival being hosted in the Southeast, attracting young musicians, instructors, and performers from around the world. The Atlanta Festival Academy brings together world-class classical musicians from around the globe to help develop the next generation of artists as well as delight today’s audiences. In July 2020, The festival will once again continue its offering of masterclasses, lectures, workshops, as well as private lessons, chamber music, and orchestra coaching by celebrated teachers from Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
Ms. Chang has helped many of her viola and violin students winning states competitions, positions in the Georgia Honor Program (GHP) and sections and principal positions in All-State Orchestras, Emory Youth Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.