History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Samantha Chang

Early Modern

Email: samantha.chang@mail.utoronto.ca | Website: http://samanthaflute.com/

Supervisor:  Philip Sohm

Samantha Chang is a PhD student from the Graduate Department of Art at University of Toronto where she holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Award, a Faculty of Arts and Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship, and a Mary H. Beatty Fellowship. A professional flutist and conductor, Samantha graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London (England) and she is a fellow of the Trinity College London and the London College of Music. Samantha’s research explores the conceptual relationships between visual arts and music in the early modern period, specifically those of artistic identity, temporality, synesthesia, and performativity. Her current research project examines the representation of music in the painter’s studio.

Areas of Academic Interest
  • Music and visual culture
  • Intersensoriality and synaesthesia
  • Performativity and theatricality
  • Temporality and materiality
  • Artistic identity
Current Research
  • Music in the painter’s studio
Education
  • MA University of Toronto
  • FTCL Trinity College London
  • FLCM London College of Music
  • LRAM Royal Academy of Music
  • PGDip Royal Academy of Music
  • BA (Hons) University of Toronto
Selected Publications
  • “Giulio Briccialdi: Il principe dei flautisti in inghilterra.” Pan 33.3 (2014): 38–41.

Recent Awards
  • 2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant
  • 2017 Graduate Department of Art Conference Grant, University of Toronto
  • 2017 Warkentin Fellowship, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
  • 2017 University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) Conference Bursary
  • 2016–20 Faculty of Arts & Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto
  • 2016–20 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship (declined)
  • 2016–19 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Award
  • 2016–18 Robson Graduate Research Assistantship, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
  • 2016 Mary H. Beatty Fellowship, University of Toronto (declined)
  • 2016 Pearson Canada Award, Ryerson University

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