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William Chiang

Piano

D.M.A. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

M.M. Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

William Chiang received his Master of Music degree and Performer Certificate for outstanding accomplishment in recital from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in May 2021, where he studied with André Watts. He also completed his undergraduate degree at IU studying with Evelyne Brancart.

At age four, William began learning piano with Olga Radosavljevich at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a recipient of the Olga Radosavljevich Scholarship. He continued pre-college piano studies with Pamela Mia Paul at the University of North Texas. At age 15, he won Grand Prize in the 2012 Plano Symphony Orchestra’s Collin County Young Artists Competition and made his orchestral debut performing Prokofiev’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Plano Symphony under Hector Guzman. In 2013, he performed Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Lewisville Lake Symphony under Adron Ming as the Grand Prize Winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition.

William has received 1st Prize at the 2013 International Chopin Youth Competition in Houston and prizes at the Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, Blount-Slawson Young Artist Competition, International Keyboard Odyssiad, Hellam Young Artists’ Competition, Robert Beardsley Piano Prize Competition, and William Knabe International Piano Competition. In 2014, he was designated a Texas Young Master in the Arts by the Texas state government’s Commission on the Arts.

During his time at IU, William served as an Associate Instructor in Piano, teaching secondary piano lessons and group piano classes for music and non-music majors. He is now a Keyboard Studies Teaching Assistant at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of Bernadene Blaha.