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Ron Ka Ming Cheung
M. Mus. (Choral Conducting)

Biography

Ron Cheung

Mr. Cheung graduated from University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Choral Conducting and with a Bachelor of Music in Education from McMaster University. An experienced choral singer, he has performed with the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, the Bach- Elgar Choir, the McMaster University Choir, the 1990 National Youth Choir, and from 1991-1996, he was also a member of the world renowned Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Ron has also served as the tenor section leader with Westdale United Church Choir in Hamilton, as well as with the Choir of Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto. In 1996 and 2002 Ron attended master classes with the Vancouver Chamber Choir under the direction of Maestro Jon Washburn, at the Annual National Conductor's Symposium. In 1998, Mr. Cheung was selected as a participant in the conducting master class at the Oregon Bach Festival, under the tutelage of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In 2001, Mr. Cheung attended masterclass with the great English choral conductor, Sir David Willcocks, and once again with Bach’s specialist, Maestro Helmuth Rilling. Within the past fifteen years, Ron have founded two choirs. One of the choirs, Voices, has become one of the best choral groups in Toronto, winning numerous awards in local, provincial and international competitions. Ron have also been employed as conductor of various choirs, including the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. In addition, Ron has conducted different orchestras in performance with my choirs such as the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, Counterpoint Orchestra and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and other instrumental ensembles. In addition to Voices, Mr. Cheung is the artistic director and founder of Healey Willan Singers, conductor of the Xiao Ping Chorus, artistic director of the Yip’s Children’s Senior Choir (Canada) and Yip’s Vocalis Chamber Choir. Ron also teaches music theory, conducting and singing in his own studio and at the Pro Music Conservatory of Music in Markham.