Department Head - Music Theory
James Chang received his Ph.D. degree in music theory. His earlier education included science and economics.
His compositions—including several commissioned works—and arrangements have been published and performed in the U.S. and in European and Asian countries. Most recently, he has received a commission to compose the music for the dedication of a Memorial Concert Hall in China.
In previous years, Dr. Chang has served as a charter editorial board member of several music journals. He was appointed an honorary member of China's Society. He was a guest professor in Taiwan (1996) and Hong Kong (1984-86). He has presented numerous lectures and clinics in six countries, and leads field study in China and Taiwan. Presently, he is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Music and a member of the Hong Kong Council.