Hailed for her “beautiful tone and playfulness, even Gallic charm, to the concerto for flute by Jacques Ibert.” (The Well-Tempered Ear), flutist Ms. Chang plays with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra& Chorale Taipei, The Sebastian, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Baroque Orchestra. She has featured in WQXR, West Side Radio, and has performed at the venues like Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Yale University, Columbia University, National Center for Performing Arts in India, Banff Center in Canada, and National Concert Hall in Taiwan. A performer as well as an educator, She teaches flute, recorder, basic keyboard skills, chamber music, music theory, music appreciation, general music, and ear training. She is now on the music faculty of New Jersey Performing Arts Center, S’Cool Sounds, Harmony program, and other music schools.
A versatile performer, Mili specializes not only standard classical repertoire but also in the historical performance practice at 16th - 18th century music. Her solo with Baroque orchestra Juilliard 415 with guest conductor Ton Koopman (Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra) in Bach’s b minor mass was “…Mili Chang, whose traverso playing in the Credo’s Benedictus was fluid, elegant, and well, just lovely.” She has performed with many ensembles and with Grammy Award recipient and nominees’ such as violinist Monica Huggett, tenor Aaron Sheehan, keyboardist Richard Egarr. She has appeared in the Boston Early Music Festival, the Saint Andrew Music Society, the Music Before 1800 concert series, the Gotham Early Music Scene, the Bach Society of Charleston, the Opera Composer Collaborative Project at National Sawdust, Flute New Music Consortium, and the New York Flute Club.
Her recording, premiere five newly composed songs for baroque flute, for the purpose of creating the sounds never heard before by using uncommon medium, “It’s not about adapting contemporary composition to the baroque flute as much as it’s about bringing the playing techniques of the postwar avant-garde to this instrument and so create music you’ve never heard before. It works, and it might even appeal to people who usually don’t like the approach.” (American Record Guide). Ms. Chang received DMA from University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015) and MM in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School (2018). She is also the recipient of the Paul Collins Fellowship (2011-2014), Juilliard full scholarship (2016-2018), winner of National Flute Association Baroque Flute competition, the concerto competition in UW-Madison, and Global Music Awards medal.
“Flutist Mi-Li Chang brought beautiful tone and playfulness, even Gallic charm, to the Concerto for Flute by Jacques Ibert” --- By Jacob Stockinger. The Well-Tempered Ear (2014, February)