Music invites us to embrace and examine our feelings and experiences as human beings. For concert pianist and C.A.F.E. 229 co-host, Dr. Joanne Chang, this has only deepened her journey into mindfulness. This March, she joins the program to discuss this journey as a musical performer and also as a volunteer for Tzu Chi USA. The presentation will also touch on the influence of mindful listening, connection with poetry and racial/gender issues, and compassion. Plus, Dr. Chang will perform a piano solo live on our program – a C.A.F.E. 229 first. Don’t miss this special event!
Dr. Chang is a NY-based concert pianist and professor of music at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York. She has performed extensively worldwide as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras, and in various chamber music ensembles.
In 1995, Dr. Chang made her recital debut in Australia, and subsequently performed at Die Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, as well as at major concert halls in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Switzerland, South Africa, US and at the prestigious Carnegie Zankel & Weill Halls in New York City.
Dr. Chang has also established herself as an interdisciplinary researcher in music and psychology. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Psychology of Music, Medical Problems for Performing Artists, and the Journal of Performance and Mindfulness.