Angela Chi-Chi Glass (she/her/ella) plays and teaches piano. As the daughter of Peruvian parents, Angela’s creative and academic work is rooted in the conviction that everyone should have access to the arts and a quality and sustained arts education.
Upon graduating from the Virginia Governor’s High School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA Angela was invited to study at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, France, where she trained as a classical pianist for almost two years with the great pedagogue Françoise Thinat. Angela then entered the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, earning her BM in Classical and Jazz studies. Shortly thereafter, Angela was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Afro-Peruvian music in Lima, Perú.
Angela’s time in Perú was formative and transformative - studying and performing there for almost 5 years. As Angela was welcomed and embraced by teachers, performers, academics, and activists of the Afro-descendant, Indigenous, and LGBTQ communities, she started to look outwards and began volunteering with the Peruvian NGOs ASONEDH, Teatro del Milenio, Las Respondonas, and La Voz del Cajón. As a result, Angela began working toward finding solutions to the problem of lack of diversity in the arts back home in the U.S.
Angela now lives in Sunset Park Brooklyn, NY where she founded and runs a private music studio, drawing upon her experience of exchanging cultural ideas in Spanish. She is a graduate student of Arts Administration at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Baruch College (CUNY).