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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2016–17 Mary H. Beatty Fellowship, University of Toronto (declined)
  • 2016–17 Pearson Canada Award, Ryerson University
  • 2014 Arts and Science Graduate Admissions Award, University of Toronto

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