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Man Fang

Assistant Professor / Composition
School of Music

Phone: 803-576-5755

School of Music Room 314


Fang Man website



Mandy Fang joins the School of Music as a Research Assistant Professor, having come most recently from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, where she held the position of Composer-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of Music.

Hailed as “inventive and breathtaking” by New York Times critic Steven Smith, Fang Man's original concert music has been performed worldwide by notable orchestras and ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra new Music Group, under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, American Composers Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten-Pears Orchestra (UK), National Orchestre de Lorraine (France), Minnesota Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and Music from China, among others.


Cornell University, Doctor of Musical Arts

IRCAM - Centre Pompidou Paris , Certificate of Composition and Computer Music

Cornell University, Master of Fine Arts

Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music


University of South Carolina, Research Assistant Professor of Music

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, Composer-In-Residence/Assistant Professor

Duke University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Research Interests

Opera and Theatre

Computer-Assisted Music Composition and Analysis, Electro-Acoustic Music


Music and Visual Arts, Film Music

Chinese Music and Chinese Instruments


MUS 316 and 416: Music Composition;

MUS 516, 716 and 816 Individual Composition

Fellowships and Awards

Guggenheim Fellowship 2012, USA

Civitella Ranieri Music Fellowship 2012-3, Italy

Koussevitzky Awards, 2010, USA

Stipend-Prize-Award, Darmstadt Summer Music Festival 2010, Germany

ASCAPlus Award 2009-2012, USA

Toru Takemitsu Award 2007, Japan

SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique) Scholarship 2007, France

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 2006, Champaign, USA

Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship 2006, USA

Centre Acanthes bursary Award, 2005 Metz, France

American Composer Assistant Grant 2005, 2006 and 2008, New York, USA

Olin Fellowship, Cornell University 2004-5, Ithaca, USA

Sage Fellowship, Cornell University 2002-3, Ithaca, USA

Full Scholarship, Bowdoin Summer Festival 2002, Maine, USA

Two Cecil Effinger Fellowships, Boulder 2000-2002, USA

Sumner Redstone Fellowship by Viacom Entertainment Company 1999, USA

Winner of the Yan Huang Cup Composition Competition 1999, China

2nd Prize of Ishii Maki Composition Competition 1999, Japan

Music From China Award 1998, New York, USA

Conservatory Exceptional Student Honor 1997-1999, Beijing, China

Bao Steel National Fellowship 1997, Shanghai, China


47th Annual UW-RF Commissioned Composer 2012, WI, USA

Siemens Music Foundation and Ensemble Unitedberlin Commission 2012, Berlin, Germany

Koussevitzky Music Foundation Commission 2011-2, New York, USA

Commission for the Dolce Suono Ensemble Mahler-Schoenberg Project 2011, Philadelphia, USA

National Endowment for the Arts and Prism Quartet Commission 2011, Philadelphia, USA

Meet the Composer Commission 2010, New York, USA

Cassatt Quartet and Symphony Space Commission 2010, New York, USA

Ensemble Intégrales Commission for 2010 festivals in Dresden and Hamburg, Germany

Asian Young Composers Commission 2010 for Canadian Borealis String Quartet, Taipei, Taiwan

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Commission 2008, Los Angeles, USA

American Composers Orchestra Commission 2006, New York, USA

Bank of America Commission 2001, Seattle, USA

Festivals and Workshops

Festival d'aix-en-provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 28-July 7, 2011

Focus Festival of Contemporary Music, Berea, OH, October 28-31, 2010

Aldeburgh Music Composer Residencies, Aldeburgh, UK, July 9-August 12, 2010

Darmstadt Summer Music Festival, Darmstadt, Germany, July 17-31, 2010

Festival Blurred Edges, Hamburg, Germany, May 12-18, 2010

Global Ear Festival in Dresden, Germany, March 15-21, 2010

Sinus~Ton Festival 2008, Magdeburg, Germany, October 16-20, 2008

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz, CA, July 26-30, 2008

American Composers Orchestra, the 15th Underwood New Music Readings, Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 18, 2006

Centre Acanthes, Artistic Direction, Pascal Dusapin, Wolfgang Rihm and Alessandro Solbiati, Metz, France, July 3-19, 2005

Minnesota Orchestra Reading and Composer Institute 2004, Artistic Direction, Aaron Jay Kernis

& Osmo Vänskä, Minneapolis, MN, October 24-31, 2004

Bowdoin Summer Festival, Artistic Direction, Samuel Adler and George Crumb, Brunswick ME, July-August, 2001

June in Buffalo, Artistic Direction, David Felder, Jonathan Golove, Cort Lippe, Erik Ona and Jeffrey Stadelman, Buffalo, NY, June 2001

Centre Acanthes, Artistic Direction, Qigang Chen, Marc-André Dalbavie and Marco Stroppa, Avignon, France, July 3-19, 1997

Gaudeamus International Music Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September, 1996

Recording and Broadcast

New recording with Prism Saxophone Quartet and Music from China Ensemble, 2012-3

New recording with Dolce Suono Ensemble, 2012-3

Digital recording with American Composers Orchestra, Clarinet Concerto “Resurrection”, Feb.14, 2012

WCLV (Cleveland Classical Music Station) broadcast of 2010 Focus Festival of Contemporary Music features Composer Fang Man and her Influencers: Steven Stucky, Derek Bermel, Lutoslawski, Takemitsu, October 2010

Aqua In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu for Large Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra,

Conductor Chikara Iwamura, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, May 28 2007

Broadcasted by NHK Radio (Japanese National Radio) in June, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio's 2004 radio documentary about the Composer Institute by Chris Roberts, featured on All Things Considered and State of the Arts