B i o g r a p h y
A native of Taiwan, June (Chun-Chi), Chang holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Education from National Taiwan Normal University. She received her Master of Music with Performance Scholarship at Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner - Antonio, Pampa-Baldi. In 2008, June was awarded a teaching assistantship to study her doctoral degree with the Artist Director of International Piano e-Competition - Alexander Braginsky at the University of Minnesota. She finished her Docterate of Musical Arts in 2012.
June is a dedicated teacher and believes everyone has the ability to learn piano. It's her responsibility to nourish each student, recognize what they have and help them to become what they are capable of achieving. June has taught students of all ages and levels with different backgrounds for more than ten years. Her experiences encompass both College and precollege teaching. With “student-centered” in mind, she has flexible teaching methods to engage every student according to their needs and interests with variety of music styles. June likes to incorporate music theory and history into her teaching, evoke imaginations of students to make music expressive with their personal experiences. She is professional, patient, easy to approach and believes communication and cooperation between parents (students) and teacher is the key to success.
She is an active member of Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum, Minnesota Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. She was invited as one of the adjudicators for Thursday Musical and Schubert Club Regional Competitions in 2016 and 2017, served on MMTA contest list committee chair in 2015 and has prepared her students passing comprehensive piano & theory exams, winning competitions, participating community outreach activities and solo/chamber concerts.
In addition to teaching, June is also an active solo and chamber musician in numerous cities and venues in United States and Taiwan. She is the finalist of National Taiwan Piano Competition and top prize winners of Taichung City Piano Competition, Annual Kawai Piano Competition and Vienna Piano Competition in Taiwan. In June of 2012 and 2013, she was invited to play solo and chamber concerts with Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas and National Music Festival in Maryland. In March of 2012, she debuted in New York Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. In 2010 and 2011, she was invited by Taiwan Cultural Affairs Bureau to give lecture recitals and interviewed by Taichung Classical Music Radio. In the same year, she served as an adjudicator for the music talented program entrance exam for pre-college students. Her recent appearances also include performances for Minnesota Public Radio in Fitzgerald Theater, concerts in Sundin Music Hall, St Paul landmark Center, and Macphail Antonello Hall in Minnesota.