Sebastian Chang is a composer and pianist born and raised in Orange County. His musical language derives from the hard drive and hooks of popular music, the harmonic complexity and smooth voice leading of jazz, and the dissonant strains and structural depth of past and modern classical music.
He received his B.M. from the Curtis Institute under Jennifer Higdon and his M.M. from the University of Southern Californiaunder Donald Crockett. In between degrees, he also attended the 1-year intensive film-scoring program at USC.
He has received three BMI Student Composer Awards and five ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards. The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra are groups that have played his compositions.