Classical Pianist William Chang at Montgomery College

Montgomery College Professor William Chang Photo | Montgomery College

Montgomery College Professor William Chang
Photo | Montgomery College

Montgomery College’s Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia presents a classical piano concert by Professor William Chang Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Globe Hall, Germantown Campus. Chang is a professor of music at Montgomery College and piano instructor at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. The fall 2013 Speaker Series includes timely, stimulating topics delivered by today’s leading experts in international affairs, the arts, politics and economics. The concert is free and open to the public.

Professor Chang will present a music recital featuring four classical piano pieces:

  • Invitation to the Dance, op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
  • Rondo a capriccio, op. 129 (Rage over Lost Penny) by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Scherzo, op. 31 by Frederic Chopin and
  • Carnaval, op. 9 by Robert Schumann

Professor Chang received his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from the University of Maryland. He also studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music for his Master of Music (MM) and at the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, Japan for his Bachelor of Music (BM).

He studied classical piano with Larissa Dedova and chamber music with Rita Sloan. He has performed at the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City. In addition, he has also performed internationally in Japan and Korea.

He is a part-time faculty member at Montgomery College and a piano instructor at BlackRock Center for the Arts. His teachers include Boris Slutsky, Marian Hahn, Seth Knopp, Yasusi Hirose, Shuku Iwasaki, and Akira Miyoshi.

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