Artistic Director

Eileen Chang is the founder and Artistic Director of the New Choir. She did her undergraduate studies in Voice Performance at CSU Long Beach and her graduate studies in Choral Conducting at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Chang studied with Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt and performed as a member of the Westminster Choir. She has sung under the direction of Kurt Mazur, Lorin Maazel, and Wolf Sawallisch in various venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Spoleto Festival USA. Ms. Chang’s music is influenced by the tutelage of Hoon Cha Chai, Joesph Flummerfelt, and Christian Grube.

Ms. Chang is passionate about choral music and all related activities. She has served as a lecturer at the Presbyterian Seminary of Korea and Hyupsung University, teaching Conducting Technique and Choral Literature. She is also an associate artistic director at Cantabella Children’s Chorus and her honor choir won numerous awards at the 2009 and 2015 Golden Gate International Children and Youth Choral Festival and the 2012 World Choir Game in Cincinnati. Recently, Ms. Chang was invited to be a guest conductor at CMEA Central California Middle School Honor Choir Festival in January 2016.

In the past, Ms. Chang has served as the choir conductor for the Sanctuary choir at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in San Jose and Daesung Korean Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale.

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Music