Associate Professor, Music
Tiffany Ng (she/her/hers) is an associate professor of carillon and university carillonist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. An energetic advocate of diversity in contemporary music, she has premiered or revived over sixty pieces by emerging and established composers from Augusta Read Thomas to Yvette Janine Jackson, pioneered models for interactive “crowdsourced” carillon performances and environmental-data-driven sound installations with Greg Niemeyer, Chris Chafe, Ed Campion, Ken Goldberg, John Granzow, and Laura Steenberge, and through her composer collaborations significantly increased the American repertoire for carillon and electronics. Her concert career has taken her to festivals in fifteen countries in Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America, including the 2018 University of Chicago Rockefeller Carillon New Music Festival, 2018 Canberra Carillon Festival, 2017 University of Michigan Bicentennial, 2015 UC Berkeley Campanile Centennial, 2014 Stanford CCRMA anniversary festival, the 23rd International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens, Florida, the 2014 International Carillon Festival Barcelona, and the 2008 Post-Congress Festival of the World Carillon Federation. She has taught master's classes at Yale University, the Eastman School of Music, Wellesley College, the University of Chicago, the University of Toronto, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Mayo Clinic. At U-M, she is a faculty affiliate of the Digital Studies Institute and the Center for World Performance Studies.
On April 1, 2022, at the University of Michigan, Ng gave the world premieres of the first three carillon compositions by black South African composers Dr. Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Chantal Willie-Petersen, and Kendall Williams, along with additional works on the theme of "Dutch Studies: A Decolonial Revision." She commissioned these three pieces for dual premiere at U-M and Cape Town, home to the only carillon in South Africa. Watch the concert on YouTube.