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Dana Marie Chan, Collaborative Pianist


Dana Marie Chan has performed as a collaborative and solo pianist and trumpeter in recitals, competitions, orchestras, wind, jazz, and new music ensembles in both the United States and Asia. She was the co-founder of the Intermission Orchestra at UCSD, and the rehearsal pianist in Opera Parallele’s premiere production “Harriet’s Spirit” and Music Associate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College.

She received her Master’s degree in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Collaborative Piano, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California San Diego as a double major in Music - Piano Performance, and International Business. She has studied with pianists Dr. Timothy Bach, Aleck Karis, Dr. Todd Moellenberg, Rose Chen, and harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi.


Dana Marie is the recipient of the 6th Annual Kristin Pankonin American Art Song Award from San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2022, and the Dr. Milton H. Saier, Sr. Memorial Award from the UCSD Department of Music in 2017. She is also the recipient of the Macau Young Musicians Competition - First Prize of the Ensemble of Western Instruments in 2010 and 2012.
She joined the Macau Youth Symphonic Band in 2009 as a trumpeter. She also performed with the Edmonds Community College Jazz Band in the Reno Jazz Festival in 2013, and joined the UCSD Global Seminar Jazz in Paris in 2016.  She was the organist in the Carmo Church in Taipa, Macau from 2009-2014.

Currently, she teaches piano and performs in the Bay Area as a collaborative pianist. She is also the Operations and Development Associate at San Francisco Performances. 

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