Faculty member chosen as conducting fellow for symposium
Wei Cheng, assistant professor of music, was one of five conducting fellows to be selected from North America for the 32nd National Conductor’s Symposium in Canada. The Symposium provides an opportunity for select conductors to receive insight regarding choral techniques, conducting gestures, and score interpretation from Mr. Washburn, the conductor of Canada’s premier choral ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Cheng’s conducting of “Musical Circles,” a program consisting of repertoire taken from six musical circles (such as the one of the Flemish conductors Josquin des Pres, Adrian Willaert and Orlando di Lasso), added to her already extensive experience as a guest conductor. Since having received her masters and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, Cheng has guest conducted China’s national opera company, the Beijing International Children’s Chorus, and the Young People’s Chorus at the National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing China. Cheng presently serves as Denison’s choral studies coordinator as well as the conductor for Denison’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.