Born in China in 1990, Tiange Zhou is a composer, photographer, designer, and improvisational dancer. She is interested in interactive audiovisual art and other integrated art forms. Tiange's music receives performances by musicians from Mivos Quartet, I.C.E., S.E.M. Ensemble, Phillip Glass Ensemble, Yale Camerata, Neue Vocalsolisten, Sandbox Ensemble, Talujon Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, Loadbang, Yale Philharmonia, and Albany Symphony. Besides receiving the Baumgardner Fellowship for the residence composer in the Norfolk chamber music festival 2016, Tiange's work - Lament for Adonis was a finalist for the American Prize in the chorus music division and collected by American classical radio station WQXR. Her chamber work hEArT won the first prize of Kirkos Kammer International Composition Competition in Ireland. And her solo violin piece A Mirror for a Dream was chosen as one of the contemporary pieces for the Musical Summer Malaga 2016 6th International Solo Violin Competition. She is also invited as a speaker to present her music at Ircam Forum Shanghai 2019.
Tiange begins pursuing her Ph.D. in composition at the University of California, San Diego in the fall of 2016 where she studies with Roger Reynolds. She completed her master's degree at Yale University with David Lang, Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Hannah Lash, working at Yale College as a teaching fellow in music technology. In 2014, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Nils Vigeland and Reiko Fueting. Her mentors also include Caspar Johannes Walter and Marco Stroppa, and she also completed an exchange program at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart from 2012 to 2013.
Besides concert music writing, Tiange also contributes to collaborative projects with visual artists, dancers, filmmakers, and theater producers. She studies contemporary dance and theatre design in the UCSD theatre and dance department at the same time with her Ph.D. of Music journey. Tiange is interested in sociology and anthropology; she has done several projects about contemporary dilemmas, which she concerns.