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Ian Chan

Ian Chan

Biography

Ian Chan is a Hong Kong-born Canadian composer, music director, and orchestrator whose work synthesizes diverse interests in contemporary musical theatre and classical music. Theatrical credits include the American Repertory Theater’s Jack and the Beanstalk: A Musical Adventure and Thumbelina: A Little Musical (music director/orchestrator), and Cruising Altitude (composer/orchestrator), produced by the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Ian’s theatrical training includes mentorships with Diane Paulus and Stew, as well as the New Music Theatre Intensives’ Writers’ Workshop. Ian also composes classically, and was recently awarded Best Choral Composer under 21 by the SOCAN Foundation. He has had works performed across North America by ensembles including the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Sneak Peek Orchestra, Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra, and Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and has studied with composers like Kevin Lau, Christos Hatzis, Hing-Yan Chan, and Robert Kyr. Ian firmly believes in musical theatre as both a bridge between communities and a creator of community, and loves collaborating with fellow artists to produce exciting, new work. Ian studies comparative literature and mathematics at Harvard University. 

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Education

Regions

  • Boston/New England
  • Canada

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano

My Instruments

  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Violin
  • Voice

Software

  • Ableton
  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • QLab

Pronouns

  • He/Him