My name is Sebastian Chang.
I'm a pianist and music composer
living in Orange County, California.

About Sebastian

Sebastian Chang is a freelance composer, teacher, and pianist. He is recipient of three BMI Student Composer Awards and five ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. His compositions have been performed all throughout the United States. The Philadelphia, Detroit, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras are a few of the ensembles that have performed his works. He is at home writing, producing, recording, and performing in a variety of styles, genres, and settings.



Sebastian Chang

Sebastian Chang has been passionate about music since early childhood and has been working as a freelance composer and pianist ever since. His first major performance was of his own composition “Concertino for Piano and Orchestra” with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, when he was 9 years old.

Since attending USC’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program, Sebastian has added a working digital music recording and production rig to his classical sensibility, giving him the versatility and know-how to record, mix, and produce in-house.

Awards / Honors / Scholarships


  1. Biennial Los Angeles Liszt Piano Competition, First-place winner
  2. Young Pianist Competition at the Annual Southwestern Youth Music Festival, First-place winner
  3. Annual Southern California Junior Bach Festival, 2-time gold medal winner


  1. BMI Student Composer Award, 3-time Annual winner (2007, 2005 & 2002)
  2. ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Award, 5-time winner (2006, 2005, 2004, 2002 & 2001)
  3. Music Teachers National Association Student Composition Competition, 3-time national first place winner (2005, 2002 & 2000)
  4. New York Art Ensemble Composer Competition, Winner (2004)
  5. Boston Collage New Music Natalie & Murray S. Katz Young Composers Competition winner
  6. Recipient of the Davidson Fellow Laureate Scholarship, $50,000 awarded by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development


  1. Curtis Institute of Music Bachelor of Music in Composition, 2004 - 2007
  2. University of Southern California Masters of Music in Composition, 2008 - 2010


Recent Performances

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Louisville Orchestra
Brown Theatre
Louisville, KY
February 2014



GardenMusic Festival
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
Miami, FL
January 2014


Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Max M. Fisher Music Hall
Detroit, MI
November 2013

"The World Turns"


GardenMusic Festival Fairchild Gardens
Miami, FL
March 2012

"String Quartet"

"Empty Spaces"

"Shining World"

Ramo Hall
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
March 2010

"Desert Run"

Philadelphia Orchestra
Verizon Hall
Philadelphia, PA
November 2006

"On the Road"

Charles Abramovic
Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, PA
January 2006