Jason Chang, the current harp professor at Shanghai Conservatory who was born in Beijing China. After sixteen years studying and working in United States, he moved back to Shanghai in 2002 where he was graduated and started teaching at Shanghai Conservatory since then. In order to popularize harp and enhance the lever of harp playing, in 2010, he established the Shanghai Harp Center which is the biggest harp center in China. He also organize the Shanghai International Harp Festival. He is the vice president of Chinese harp society.
Mr.Chang was the principle harpist with the Phoenix Symphony in U.S. and the same position with the Central Ballet House Orchestra in China. As a soloist he was featured many times with Shanghai Symphony, Beijing Symphony, EOS Symphony and China Philharmonic. He performed the Concerstuck by Pierne with China Philharmonic on the 2002 season opening concert. He has also been featured in many music festivals such as Caribbean Music Festival, Beijing Harp Festival ,Saint Petersburg Harp Festival and Hong Kong Harp Festival. For the achievement on his teaching, he was granted the "Excellent Teacher Award" by the city of Shanghai in 2011. His students were winters of many international harp competition such as Iseral, USA, Lille, St.Petersburg, Soka, Korea and Hong Kong. He sat on the jury of the USA International Harp Competition, the Lily Laskine International Harp Compeition, Lille International Harp Competition, St. Petersburg Golden Harp International harp Competition and Hong Kong Harp competition.
He gave master class at Hong Kong Harp Chamber, Rimsky-Kosakov Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and University of Arizona.
Mr. Chang earned his Master Degree at University of Arizona with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin.