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Faculty and Staff

Man Fang

Title: Assistant Professor / Composition
School of Music
Phone: 803-777-1501

School of Music Room 312


Fang Man website



Hailed as “inventive and breathtaking” by New York Times, 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, National Orchestre de Lorraine (France), Minnesota Orchestra, Basel Sinfonietta, Aldeburgh Symphony Orchestra (UK), Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Baldwin-Wallace Symphony Orchestra, Prism Saxophone Quartet, Dolce Suono Ensemble, Ensemble UnitedBerlin, Cassatt String Quartet, Music from China, among others.

She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Koussevitzky Foundation Commission, Opera America Discovery Grant, the 47th UWRF Commissioned Composer, the National Endowment for the Arts Award, Siemens Berlin Music Foundation Commission, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Association Commission, an Underwood/ACO Commission, Toru Takemitsu Award (Japan), Dolce Suono Ensemble Mahler-Schoenberg Project Commission, Prism Saxophone Quartet /Music From China Commission, NewMusicUSA Commission, Bank of America Gallery Commission, the Darmstadt Stipend-Prize-Award, SACEM Scholarship (France), Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship, Music from China Award, among others. Her music has been heard twice at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theater (New York); Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles); Espace de Projection of IRCAM-Centre Pompidou (Paris), Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Japan), Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), Friedberg Concert Hall (Baltimore), Bank of America Tower (Seattle), Beijing Concert Hall (China), etc. She has been invited to new music festivals such as the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Centre Acanthes (France); Darmstadt New Music Festival, Festival Blurred Edges, Global Ear Festival, Sinus~Ton Festival (Germany); Gaudeamus Music Week (the Netherlands); Cabrillo Festival, Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, and Bowdoin Summer Music Festival (USA), among others. She was invited as a resident composer at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida, Aldeburgh Music Centre (UK), and Civitella Ranieri Music Foundation (Italy). Her most recent album with the Prism Saxophone Quartet and Music From China Ensemble was released in March 2014.

Fang's primary teachers include Steven Stucky and Roberto Sierra at Cornell Univ., where she obtained the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree and the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree. She was chosen to participate in the one-year Computer Music and Composition courses at IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, where she studied composition with Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Yan Marez, and Tristan Murail. She also studied with Richard Toensing and Michael Theodore at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before she moved to the United States, she obtained the Bachelor of Music degree from Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Du Ming-Xin and Ye Xiao-Gang.

Fang Man is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. She previously held positions as an Assistant Professor at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University.


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


MUS726 the Music of Lutoslawski

MUS 316 and 416: Music Composition

MUS 516, 716 and 816 Individual Composition

out the Composer Institute by Chris Roberts, featured on All Things Considered and State of the Arts

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