Shao-Ting Chang

    • Composer
    • Composing/Arranging

    New York City, NY


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2021Film/Media Composer
Composing / Arranging
Film Music StudioSTC Studio
2015 - 2017Audio Engineer
Production / Engineering
Golden Horse Awards, Golden Melody Awards, Golden Bell AwardsTaiwan Television Enterprise, Inc
Sound Design
The Great Detective, Kainar, Inazuma Eleven GOWe Digital Media Co., Ltd
  • Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    SPL Crimson
    I can operate:
    Yamaha HS5, FaderCtrl, Sennheiser HD 600

    About me

    Hello, This is Shao. As a passionate, aspiring music composer who just graduated from the Screen Scoring Master Program at New York University, I am striving to further expand my experience and knowledge regarding the industry by working as a composer at an established company.

    Before coming to New York in 2018 in pursuit of my degree, I have worked in the business in Taiwan for 5 years, composing music for over 70 projects, including feature films, TV series, trailers, documentaries, animations, commercials, sonic branding, and games, etc. In 2019, my score for the short drama "Bite" won me the Best Original Music at the 54th National Golden Bell Awards in Taiwan, which is equivalent to the Emmy Awards in America. On top of that, I was selected as the finalist to have my music for the animation "New Inside" to be performed live at the 2019 Institute of Fine Arts Concert.

    During my years at NYU, I deepened my understanding in orchestration and music theory as well as elevated my versatility in terms of writing styles. Along with epic orchestral, I also expertise in writing hybrid, electronic, ethnic, and avant-garde music.

    Through my bachelor years in film school, I developed a keen instinct in spotting music, where I directed and scored several of my own film. As a former audio engineer, I have abundant training in sound mixing and design, which benefits me greatly when creating MIDI mockups and integrating sound effects into my composition.

    Working freelance, I currently collaborate regularly with young artists across the States, aiming to build connection while further accumulating proficiency in the field.

    Additional Skills

    Software: Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Digital Performer, Ableton, Sibelius, Finale, Wwise, Unity

    Libraries: Spitfire Audio, Orchestral Tools, Native Instruments, Cinesamples, Omnisphere

    Hardware: SPL Crimson, Sennheiser HD 600, Yamaha HS5, Shure SM57, FaderCtrl

    Instruments: Acoustic Piano (principal), Electric Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Clarinet, Recorder

    Industry Awards

    Bite (2019) - winner for Best Original Music at the 54th National Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s Emmy)

    New Inside (2019) - selected to perform live at the 2019 Institute of Fine Arts Concert in NYC

    It’s Snowing There (2018) - winner for Best Short Film at the 5th MOD Micro Film Competition in Taiwan

    This or That (2017) - nominee for Best Narrative at the 40th Golden Harvest Awards in Taiwan

    The Spirit of Gold (2017) - selected into the 6th Full MOON Horror & Fantasy Film Festival in Romania

    Madness (2016) - winner for Best Short Film at the 23rd Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taiwan

    Cuisine Memories (2015) - winner for Best Short Film at the 1st Taipei Jiaoxi Microfilm Competition in Taiwan

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Primary Instrument
    • Piano
    Musical Style
    • Acoustic
    • Ambient
    • Anime
    • Avant-garde
    • Avant-garde jazz
    • Baroque
    • Big band
    • Bluegrass
    • Blues
    • Bossa nova
    • Brazilian jazz
    • Cabaret
    • Celtic
    • Chamber
    • Classic country
    • Classic rock
    • Classical
    • Concerto
    • Cool jazz
    • Country
    • Electronica
    • Experimental
    • Flamenco
    • Folk
    • Funk
    • Hip hop
    • House
    • Improv
    • Indie
    • Industrial
    • Jazz
    • Metal
    • Pop
    • R n B
    • Reggae
    • Rock
    • Salsa
    • Swing
    • Techno
    • Trance
    • World
    Languages Spoken
    • Chinese, other
    • English
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Musical Skills
    • Clarinet
    • Guitar
    • Harmonica
    • Piano
    • Recorder
    • Triangle
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Film
    • Live Performance
    • Music Library
    • Music Video
    • Opera
    • Orchestra
    • Session Musician
    • Songwriter
    • Teacher