B i o g r a p h y

Dana Marie Chan, Collaborative Pianist


Dana Marie has performed as a collaborative pianist, soloist, and trumpeter in concerts, recitals, competitions, chamber orchestras, and wind and jazz ensembles in both the United States and Asia. She was a co-founder of the Intermission Orchestra at UCSD, and the rehearsal pianist in Opera Parallele ’s premiere production “Harriet’s Spirit”.

Dana Marie received her Master of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Collaborative Piano and a Bachelor of Arts at 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, and Rose Chen, and harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi.

She has played the piano since the age of five. She has been the organist in the Carmo Church in Taipa from 2009-2014.


Dana Marie was interested in wind ensembles as well as piano performance, and joined the Macau Youth Symphonic Band in 2009 after learning trumpet. 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.

Dana Marie is the recipient scholarship from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Dr. Milton H. Saier, Sr. Memorial Award and scholarship from the UCSD Department of Music. She is also the recipient of the Macau Young Musicians Competition - First Prize of the Ensemble of Western Instruments in 2010 and 2012.

She is currently working at the San Francisco Performances as the Operations and Development Assistant, and performs in the Bay Area as a collaborative pianist.