Tiffany Ng Appointed Chair at the University of Michigan

Tiffany Ng, Associate Professor of Music and university carillonist, began her term in 2022 as Chair of the Department of Organ at the University of Michigan. Her leadership on the Board of Trustees of the Westfield Society for Historical Keyboard Studies, the Board of Directors of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), the Council of the American Musicological Society (AMS), and the U-M Provost’s Faculty Advisory Committee (2019-21) put her at the crossroads for performance, scholarship, innovation, and DEI. She is the recipient of some of the University’s highest honors for early- to mid-career faculty, including the Shirley Verrett Award and the Henry Russel Award.

Committed to expanding student opportunities, Ng was instrumental in establishing the Organ Historical Society (OHS) Research Fellowship as a member of the OHS Publications Advisory Committee, as well as the GCNA Grants for Student Composer/Performer Pairs and the GCNA Franco Proposal Contest for Commissions. She teaches a carillon studio of 17 undergraduate and graduate students from across the campus. Her recent work includes “Ultimate Parameter Control: The Military-Industrial Idealization and Gendering(s) of the Organ Interface” in Keyboard Perspectives XII, and her commission of Connor Chee’s “Music for Kinyaa’áanii Nos. 1 and 2” (, the first published carillon composition by a Native American composer.

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