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Angela Han is a Chinese-American artist, musician, and educator. Growing up as a classical pianist, Han noticed the absence of female representation in her repertoire as well as the lack of research and discourse about composers identifying as women, particularly women of color. She strives to educate the community about herstorical and contemporary women in music through her artistry. Her work has been exhibited at the SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco; Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, and Art Share L.A., Los Angeles. Passionate about women’s empowerment and art as a form of healing, education, and activism, she has curated the We Step Into the Light™ exhibitions in Ithaca, New York. These exhibitions raised awareness about sexual assault, gender and relationship-based violence, and stalking as well as celebrated the lives and identities of ‘thrivers’ of violence. In 2014, Han created the Project *Star*: Celebrating Women workshop series empowering women through the arts. The project was awarded funding from the Clinton Global Initiative University for two consecutive years. She currently serves on the board of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art. Han holds a BA in Music and Psychology from Cornell University. Her thesis, “Carrying the Hyphen: On Becoming a Chinese-American Women,” explores the influence of western music on the Chinese-American identity. She also investigated factors contributing to the perception of “feminine” and “masculine” performance in a study exploring “Gender and Music Performance.” Han is a recipient of the National YoungArts Foundation Merit Award and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City. She resides in San Francisco where she teaches piano and creates her music-inspired oil paintings.

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Angela Han is a Chinese-American artist, musician, and educator. Growing up as a classical pianist, Han noticed the absence of female representation in her repertoire as well as the lack of research and discourse about composers identifying as women, particularly women of color. She strives to educate the community about herstorical and contemporary women in music through her artistry. Her work has been exhibited at the SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco; Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, and Art Share L.A., Los Angeles. Passionate about women’s empowerment and art as a form of healing, education, and activism, she has curated the We Step Into the Light™ exhibitions in Ithaca, New York. These exhibitions raised awareness about sexual assault, gender and relationship-based violence, and stalking as well as celebrated the lives and identities of ‘thrivers’ of violence. In 2014, Han created the Project *Star*: Celebrating Women workshop series empowering women through the arts. The project was awarded funding from the Clinton Global Initiative University for two consecutive years. She currently serves on the board of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art. Han holds a BA in Music and Psychology from Cornell University. Her thesis, “Carrying the Hyphen: On Becoming a Chinese-American Women,” explores the influence of western music on the Chinese-American identity. She also investigated factors contributing to the perception of “feminine” and “masculine” performance in a study exploring “Gender and Music Performance.” Han is a recipient of the National YoungArts Foundation Merit Award and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City. She resides in San Francisco where she teaches piano and creates her music-inspired oil paintings.
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