About Brain Change

Brian Change is a social enterprise focused on critical education and community organizing. Operating at the diverse intersection of music, journalism, and adult education, Brain Change provides performing arts, writing, and training to disrupt systems, establish new norms, and vitalize social justice. A playful reclamation, Brain Change is named after the commonly misspelled name of its founder, Brian Chang.

Musical Journalism

Brian Chang has been involved with choral music as a singer, administrator, and conductor for over a decade. In 2015 he started writing for the Wholenote Magazine as its resident Choral Scene columnist; providing news and insight on choral music to a 30,000-print circulation. In 2016 he became a regular contributor with Ludwig Van Toronto, formerly Musical Toronto. Capable of writing blog-style quick reads, in-depth interviews, editorials, and features, Brian's work always seeks to illuminate the reader with new angles, authoritative voice, and a creative edge. 

*Ludwig van Toronto is a member of the National Newsmedia Council   

CHORAL SCENE | VOCA in Action Discovering the Story at The Heart of a Song

April 01, 2019

Once in the fall and once in the spring, artistic director Jenny Crober brings in an artist to work with the VOCA Chorus of Toronto in an intensive workshop. Matthew Emery was the clinician for the fall, working on his song Still Colours, Velvet Shoes. At the very end Crober asked, “Do you mind if we take a little peek at Sing your Song? Would you mind telling them something about who you’ve dedicated this to and why?”...

FEATURE | How a Tragic Fire Brought A Toronto Community Together Through Music

March 07, 2019

In the midst of a catastrophic fire and water weak, kids who live in Toronto's St James Town neighbourhood have had a musical home called "Reaching Out Through Music". This is their story.

PRIMER | The Orpheus Choir Of Toronto Know How To Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 05, 2019

The Orpheus Choir of Toronto has taken the theme of International Women’s Day wholeheartedly and channelled it into four brand new compositions by female composers with words from female authors.