Tiffany Ng appointed chair of organ, University of Michigan

October 30, 2022
Tiffany Ng
Tiffany Ng

Tiffany Ng is appointed chair of the department of organ at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Ann Arbor. Ng joined the faculty of organ, harpsichord, carillon, and sacred music in 2015 and is associate professor and university carillonist. Her concert career spans seventeen countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, where she has premiered over 60 acoustic and electroacoustic works, championed women and BIPOC composers, and pioneered interactive climate-data-driven carillon performances. Her album Dark Matters has been released by Innova. Recent publications include “Ultimate Parameter Control: The Military-Industrial Idealization and Gendering(s) of the Organ Interface” in Keyboard Perspectives XII, the open-access reference resources “International Bibliography of Carillon Music by Women, Transgender, and Nonbinary Composers” and “Annotated Bibliography of African American Carillon Music,” and, a co-authored resource for celebrating 2023 as marking “A Century of Women and the Carillon.”

Ng serves on the board of trustees of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, the board of directors of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), and the council of the American Musicological Society. She helped establish the Organ Historical Society Research Fellowship, the GCNA Grants for Student Composer/Performer Pairs, and the GCNA Franco Proposal Contest for Commissions. She holds a doctorate in musicology from University of California Berkeley, a master’s degree in organ from the Eastman School of Music, an artist diploma from the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, and a bachelor’s degree in English and Music from Yale.

Ng teaches a carillon studio of 20 students. For information:


Other recent appointments:

Alex Johnson to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago

Alexander Meszler to Luther College

Margaret Harper to Baylor University