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Hunter Chang


Conductor | Performer


Hunter Chang is a composer for film and other media as well as a concert music composer from Chicago, IL and working out of both Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.

As a composer for film and other media, he’s scored over twenty short films, independent projects, full-length feature films, festival works, and other multimedia projects that have been premiered across multiple cities or are currently in production. He is a four-time recipient of the Wyatt Fund Composition Grant for multiple different film scores and concert pieces. He also received the AY. URG Grant from Northwestern University to record an original film score in New York City for an independent film.

As a contemporary composer, his pieces have been featured on dozens of concert programs, readings, and recordings for professional and amateur groups across the country. His music has also been commissioned or programmed at the Music Institute of Chicago, Interlochen Center for the Arts, New Trier’s Commencement Concert, and various other events and performances. He has also been professionally commissioned to compose and arrange numerous times for orchestras, chamber groups, weddings, and many other events and concerts.

His pieces have been performed and recorded by Grammy-winning Choir, The Crossing, Northwestern University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Northwestern University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, student choirs and orchestras, campus acapella groups, Kenilworth Union Choir, KUC Bell Choir, and one of the largest student organized orchestras, “103 Musicians” conducted by Hunter himself.


score excerpts…


Live! in concert


THemes from Scores by Hunter Chang [live]

Hunter Chang conducts a live, orchestral performance of excerpts from several of his film scores with the 2019 SMILE Orchestra to help raise money for Northwestern’s Lurie Children’s Hospital. Many thanks to all the players, organizers, and Daniel Bunning for putting this incredible event together!

Ft. Hunter Chang (Cond.)

From the shadows

Bienen School of Music’s Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) recently premiered Chang’s Concert piece, From the Shadows, a piece for sinfonietta that explores a cinematic approach to pseudo spectral composition. Much thanks to Victor Huls and Alan Pierson and all of CME for putting on an incredible premier!

Ft. Contemporary Music Ensemble and Victor Huls (Cond.)

Violin Concerto, 3rd mvt

The 3rd movement of Hunter Chang’s Violin Concerto was recently featured in a promotional campaign for a non-profit organization bringing music and art into the lives of inpatient children. Here’s a short clip of the premier of the piece last year!

Ft. Amy Blackburn (Vln)

Ft. Hunter Chang (Cond.)

ViA overture

Hunter Chang’s score, Via Overture, was recently performed in Nichols Concert Hall of the Music Institute of Chicago.

Ft. Hunter Chang (Cond.)