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Jessica Chang

Taiwanese-American violist Jessica Chang is passionate about building communities through technology and music for all. Since her chamber music debut at Carnegie Hall in 2008, Ms. Chang’s performances have been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Performance Today,” WYNC, WHYY, and WQXR Public Radio. She has served as principal viola of the Juilliard Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Yale Collegium Musicum, and performed at festivals including Music from Angel Fire, Prussia Cove, the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Tanglewood, Taos, Verbier, and Aspen. Ms. Chang has also served as violist of the Afiara Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and visiting faculty at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Chang is a graduate of Yale University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors and distinction. She completed her graduate studies at the Curtis Institute of Music (Artist Diploma) and The Juilliard School (Master of Music), and in 2012 founded Chamber Music by the Bay, a series that brings interactive concerts to youth and communities throughout the SF Bay Area. Her teachers have included Jenny Rudin, Jesse Levine, Jodi Levitz, Daniel Panner, Misha Amory, Michael Tree, Roberto Díaz, Steven Tenenbom, and Heidi Castleman. Aside from music, Ms. Chang’s passion for education has led to teaching engagements for after-school and enrichment programs in literature and creative writing in New Haven, CT; Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco. After a decade of surviving solid East Coast winters, Ms. Chang recently relocated to the Bay Area to join the team at Dropbox.