CHANG, Hsuan-Wen (1942-2008) was a music educator, ethnomusicologist and composer born in Taichung, Taiwan. He graduated from HsinChu Teachers’ College, and in 1969 received his Bachelor of Music degree from National Taiwan Normal University, majoring in piano and with a minor in voice. In 1973, he was awarded a Master’s degree from Chinese Culture University. Chang was the first person to conduct scholarly research on Taiwanese opera and Taiwan’s ballad singing tradition. From 1972-1976, he worked in the research department of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and from 1991-1993, he was the chair of the Taiwanese Opera Association. Chang taught at Taichung University of Education from 1976 until his retirement, and was also the diretor of the music department. He was awarded the Chung-Hsing Arts and Culture Award in 1976, as well as Excellent Teacher special award from the Ministry of Education for his work in promoting music education in primary and secondary schools. In 1989, he was awarded song composition awards by Taiwan Music Association. Chang’s compositions are mainly for voice, and his major works include Love of Land for choir (1983), A Cradle so called Taiwan (1993) and The Kite (1994).