Biography: Candy Chang

Candy Chang 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, as well as a dual major in Arts Administration. She is also pursuing a minor in Historical Performance (Baroque flute), studying with Michael Lynn.

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 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. She took second place at the Alexander and Buono International Flute competition. Candy has performed concertos with the Seattle Festival Orchestra, Academy Chamber Orchestra, and the Tacoma Concert Band.

Candy’s passion in new music has led her to premiering over 50 works by Oberlin’s composition department. In addition, she premiered works by Oberlin faculty members in collaboration with three-time Grammy winner, eighth blackbird, in Richmond, Virginia for the Electroacoustic Music Festival.

In her past summers, Candy has served as flute faculty at Marrowstone-in-the-City Summer Music and at Vivace Chamber Players. She has interned with the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Maple Valley Youth Symphony, and Academy of Music Northwest. Past summer music festivals include the National Music Festival, Marrowstone Summer Music, and ARIA International Academy.

She has performed in masterclasses for Carol Wincenc, Gary Schocker, Michel Debost, John Wion, Ian Clarke, Linda Chesis, Jill Felber, Demarre Mcgill, Donna Shin, Kathryn Lukas, John Bailey, Jonathon Keeble, Molly Barth, Tim Munro, Janet See, and George Pope.

Candy has held principal positions in the Oberlin Orchestras, Seattle Youth Symphony, and Academy Chamber Orchestra.