Tiffany Ng, Ph. D.
- Carillon Series Editor, Writer & Arranger
A “virtuoso” (HKSNA) in command of a range of expression from “eerie sonance” (Diapason) to “jumpy athleticism” (Chicago Classical Review), Tiffany Ng, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Carillon and University Carillonist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and serves on the faculty of the North American Carillon School. A dynamic advocate of diversity in contemporary music, she has premiered over forty pieces by diverse composers, championed women artists, pioneered models for interactive “crowdsourced” carillon performances and environmental-data-driven sound installations, and through her interdisciplinary collaborations significantly increased the American repertoire for carillon and electronics. Her concert career has taken her to festivals in sixteen countries in Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America, including the forthcoming 2020 Canberra International Music Festival (Australia) and 2020 CICO International Festival for the Carillon and the Organ (Portugal), the 2018 University of Chicago Rockefeller Carillon New Music Festival, 2018 Canberra Carillon Festival, 2017 University of Michigan Bicentennial, 2015 UC Berkeley Campanile Centennial, 2014 Stanford CCRMA anniversary festival, the 23rd International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens, Florida, the 2014 International Carillon Festival Barcelona, and the 2008 Post-Congress Festival of the World Carillon Federation.
Ng has taught masterclasses at Yale, the Eastman School of Music, Wellesley, the University of Chicago, the University of Toronto, UT Austin, and the Mayo Clinic. Her previous positions include Associate Carillonist at the University of California, Berkeley, and Instructor of Carillon at the University of Rochester. She holds a diploma magna cum laude from the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” where she studied with Geert D’hollander, a doctorate from UC Berkeley (Musicology and New Media), a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music (Organ), and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University (English and Music). Her awards include the University of Michigan Shirley Verrett Award, UM Institute for the Humanities Fellowship, a UM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Innovation Grant, the Ronald Barnes Memorial Scholarship for Carillon Studies, the E. Power Biggs Fellowship of the Organ Historical Society, the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies paper award, and the Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship. For 2017, she was co-director of the grant project “A Carillon Lab for the 21st Century” for the University of Michigan Bicentennial. Her recordings have been issued by Rockefeller Chapel and Clear As Day.