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Angela Han

Instructor, Music

B. A. Concordia University
B. A. Mount St. Mary's University
MAT (Masters in the Art of Teaching) Music from University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education

Biography

Angela Han (formerly Song) completed a Masters in the Arts of Teaching in Music degree at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and a B.A. in Music Performance at Mount St.Mary’s University with Professor Hak Soon Swiatkowski. She also holds a B.A.in Communications and Cultural Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In 2014, Angela started teaching at Mount St. Mary’s University and developed the online course for the music department.

From the age of 6, Angela studied the piano under the tutelage of Yolande Gaudreau and Université de Montréal professor Marc Durand and Paul Stewart. At the age of 7, she won her first national competition and started to perform throughout the country. She frequently performed as guest soloist and in 2 piano programs with her older brother, international pianist Wonny Song, with orchestras such as the Metropolitan Orchestra, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, I MUSICI de Montréal, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. For the next ten years, she competed on both national and international levels, winning, among others, the Quebec’s Music Teacher Association Competition (from 1990 to 1998), the Canadian Music Competition (from 1988 to 1998), the International Young Artists Competition (1995-1996) and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition in 1997. In 1997-1998, she was the Canadian music ambassador during the International Piano Master Classes Festival and Concert Series in Italy and in the Czech Republic (Prague).

Angela has recorded concerts for Radio-Canada's Young Artists program and appeared in several TV shows throughout the years, including CBC's Les Beaux Dimanches "Mozart et les enfants prodiges,” Parcelles de Soleil, Faites Vos Gammes (with violinist Angele Dubeau), Cha-ba-da-ba-da, Arte Mondo, and Telethon of the Stars. She was also featured in a video clip playing Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu on the Bravo! Channel and her performance in the program Variation on a New Generation (CFCF 12 and Global TV) led to her nomination in the "Best Performance in a Performing Arts Series or Program" category at the 14th Annual Gemini Awards in 1998.

In 2004, Angela worked as an assistant producer in the music industry at Disques Star and for the Vice-President of Canadian Satellite Radio Inc., André Di Cesare. Her production experiences include the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Star Académie and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. In 2007, Angela signed with Digimusik.com as their recording artist and produced an album offering personal interpretations of a number of classical music's most popular melodies with modern tendencies, such as Trip-Hop, Lounge and Ambience.