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Music Faculty

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Donathan Chang

Instructor; Voice
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(972) 825-4791
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Education

  • Degrees
    • M.M., Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    • B.A., Central Bible College

Biography

Donathan Chang is a native of Seoul, Korea and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Music from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and received a Master of Music degree in Sacred Music with emphasis on Choral Conducting and Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ. Prior to coming to SAGU, Mr. Chang served as the director of music at the Riverside Community Church in Elmwood Park, NJ and has led seminars and workshops in Church Music in the East coast region of the United States. While his time at Westminster, he, as a Tenor section leader, has performed works such as the St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach, Beethoven 9th symphony, the Mahler series and others with the world’s leading orchestras such as; New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with principal conductors; Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Ton Koopman, Christopher Eschenbach, Pierre Boulez, David Robertson, Franz Welser-möst, and Neemi Jarvi. He was also a member of the Williamson Voices, ensemble of 40 singers who combine performance with educational outreach under the direction of Dr. James Jordan. Mr. Chang has studied with Dr. Bonnie Jenkins, Mark Lawley, Tom Matrone, Merlin Mitchell, Dr. Joe Miller, Dr. James Jordan, Dr. Robin Leaver, Dr. Steve Pilkington, Dr. Andrew Megill and Guy Rothfuss. He has also attended numerous conducting workshops led by Elena Sharkova, Dr. Robert Porco, Dr. Earl Rivers, Dr. Elmer Thomas, Weston Noble, and Donald Neuen. He currently serves as the conductor of Kingdom Choir in Maryland, a yearly Christian Conference, for 1.5 to 2nd generation Korean Americans. He is a current member of National ACDA and New Jersey chapter of ACDA.