Music Resume for Dr. Christopher Chang

I've had a number of patients ask me about my musical background given a diploma in cello performance at the Eastman School of Music. As such, I've added this page that describes this particular aspect of my background. Read a blog article about my experiences here.

My non-musical CV is here.

I would also like to take this time to strongly urge everyone who provides charitable contributions to the Fauquier Health Foundation to please earmark their donations to the speech pathology division of the Fauquier Hospital PM&R Department. Speech pathology provides voice rehabilitation for individuals (singers and non-singers alike) who have severely damaged their voices. The division is in need of financial support. Thank you.

Education and Training

  • Eastman School of Music (CED), Rochester, NY
    • 1987-1992: Diploma in Cello Performance
  • Private Cello Lessons (1980-1992)
    • Instructors: James Kirkwood (SUNY Geneseo), Polly Hunsberger (ESM), David Ying (ESM), Ingrid Bock (ESM)


  • SUNY at Geneseo Young Artists String Competition
    • 1990: Third Prize
  • Brockport Symphony Orchestra's 16th Annual Young Artist Competition
    • 1989: Honorable Mention
  • Eastman School of Music
    • 1987-1991: Anna Louise Bake Special Scholarship Award for Cello
    • 1986-1991: Merit Award
    • 1987: Chamber Music Award

Performance/Ensemble Experience

  • Yale University Orchestra Groups, New Haven, CT
    • 1993-1998: Silliman Symphony Orchestra, JE Chamber Orchestra, Gilbert & Sullivan Pit Orchestra
  • Yale Symphony Orchestra, New Haven, CT
    • 1992-1993: Member
    • March 1993: Performance at Carnegie Hall as 3rd Cellist
  • Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra , Rochester, NY
    • 1990-1992: Principal Cellist
  • NY Conference All-State Orchestra (1991 and 1992)
    • 1992: Assistant Principal Cellist
  • Conference All-Eastern Orchestra
    • 1991: Alternate Cellist
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Youth Orchestra , Buffalo, NY
    • 1989: Principal Cellist
  • Harvard University Summer School Orchestra , Boston, MA
    • 1991: Member
  • Area All-State Orchestra
    • 1989: Principal Cellist
  • All-County Orchestra
    • 1989 & 1990: Principal Cellist
  • Solo Performances
    • 1987-1992: Numerous solo performances given at the Eastman School of Music's Kilbourn Recital Hall and Howard Hanson Recital Hall