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J.C is a versatile composer whose musical style ranges from classical concert music to music for visual media. She has won major International composition awards as well as best original score for her film music in film festivals.
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Ching-Shan (Jessie) Chang was born in 1994 in New Taipei City, Taiwan. She started her music career as a pianist at the age of 5 and as a composer at 7. She’s now studying composition under David Liptak and piano under Tony Caramia at Eastman School of Music; her compositional styles and forms range from classical to contemporary. She won the first prize, best variations music and best tonal music of The 7th International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition in the junior group; and her first orchestral piece, “When The Sun Rises…” not only earned the third highest score in International Concert Competition “Debut at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall” in 2016, but also won the second prize of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition. Recently, Ching-Shan has been intensively reaching out to various genres of music through collaborations with filmmakers, animators and game designers from Rochester Institute of Technology. One of the films she scored for, The Glassmaker, was not only chosen in the semi-final round in Los Angeles CineFest, officially selected by Los Angeles Film, but the music also won the silver medal for original score and soundtrack for film & television of Global Music Awards and Best Original Score of Los Angeles Film Awards. Additionally, another soundtrack of hers, In History, in memory and Path to Limbo were also chosen in the final round of the 3rd Ravel Composition Competition (special edition for film music) in Italy.

2009

Film composer of "The Glassmaker"which was not only chosen in the semi-final round in Los Angeles CineFest, officially selected by Los Angeles Film, but the music also won the silver medal for original score and soundtrack for film & television of Global Music Awards and Best Original Score of Los Angeles Film Awards.
Film soundtracks "In History, in memory" and "Path to Limbo" were also chosen in the final round of the 3rd Ravel Composition Competition (special edition for film music) in Italy.
Composer of a short animation "Ulo," directed by the animator Nelson Caliguia Jr. from Rochester Institute of Technology

Silver medal for original score and soundtrack for film & television of Global Music Awards
First prize in the junior group, best variations and best tonal music of The 7th International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition
Best Original Score of Los Angeles Film Awards

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