Samantha Chang

Flutist Samantha Chang performing in Koerner Hall

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About Samantha

Samantha Chang (she/her) is an art historian by day and a classical musician by night. She is ​a Faculty Liaison, Pedagogical Support, Teaching & Learning at the Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto (U of T) and a Certified Advanced Flute, Piano, and Theory Specialist at the Royal Conservatory.

Samantha currently serves as a Co-Chair Elect of the Council of Ontario Educational Developers (COED) and is the Vice Chair of the Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA), a special interest group of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). In 2021, Samantha received the Course Instructor Teaching Excellence Award from the Teaching Assistants' Training Program, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, University of Toronto.

Samantha is a Ph.D. Candidate from the Department of Art History (U of T), where she holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Award, a Faculty of Arts and Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship, and a Mary H. Beatty Fellowship. A professional flutist and conductor, Samantha graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. She is a fellow of the Trinity College London and the London College of Music. Samantha’s research explores the conceptual relationships between visual arts and music in the early modern period, specifically those of artistic identity, temporality, synaesthesia, and performativity. Her current research project examines the representation of music in the painter’s studio.

Samantha Chang performs on a Muramatsu Platinum Clad Flute, DN Model Flute, and Alto Flute.