Berkshire Choral International

Sun Young Chang

Soprano

Sun Young Chang has worked extensively both teaching voice and performing for over a decade. She received her Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music, The New School for Music.

She was named a Finalist in the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition and the Violetta Du Pont Vocal Competition, and a Semi-Finalist in Rochester Oratorio Vocal Competition and Joy In Singing Competition. She has featured as a frequent soloist in Hoch Chamber Music Series, Afternoon Music Series in Summit, Hot Springs Music Festival, Rangeley Friends of the Art Summer Concert Series and other numerous concert series. She has performed opera roles such as Mimi, Lauretta, Giulietta, Micaela, Donna Elvira, Pamina, Nella, Gilda, Anne Truelove, and Zerlina, with Empire Opera, the Delaware Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kaye Playhouse, and the Actors Studio.

As an active educator, Sun Young has been on the faculty at Concordia Conservatory at Concordia College, Kean University, and Westerhoff School of Music and Art after she completed the internship program with Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department. She has also been on the roster of Associated Solo Artists, where she has worked as a teaching artist.

As a dedicated educator in the creative aging program, Sun Young has been a Choral Director at Wartburg Adult Community center. Her new project "One heart, One voice" chorus for Alzheimer patients and their caregivers will launch in September under partnership with the National Alzheimer’s Association and the Wartburg Community center with a grant from the New York State of Department of Health.

She joins BCI for her fourth season on faculty in Sheffield.