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 the 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 and Montreal 2021. She is also awarded the best short film sound design award from American Filmatic Art Award 2020.
Tiange has received her Ph.D. in composition at the University of California, San Diego in the fall of 2021, 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.
Recently, Tiange works as a music consultant for NetEase Cloud Music, an online music streaming platform with 60 million users. Meanwhile, she has co-founded Dimension Institute, an art & technology company with three other Yale Alumni - media artist Anna Borou Yu, architect Jiajian Min, and computer scientist Zach Zeyu Wang. Additionally, Tiange is hired as a collaborative artist for Harvard Chinese Art Media Lab (CAM Lab)