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The American Prize in Composition—choral music (student division), 2018-19
The American Prize winner:
We Listen; Forgiven Tears
Chung Hon Michael Cheng
Sugar Land TX
|Chung Hon Michael Cheng|
Cheng was awarded the Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) in Music Composition with Distinction in 2013 and attained a perfect score on the Grade 8 Theory Examination of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) in 2011. He was declared the national winner of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Composition Competition in 2012 and the national runner-up of the same in 2011 and 2014. In 2016, he was awarded the Hugh F. MacColl Prize in Music Composition by Harvard’s Department of Music.
Finalist Honorable Mention:
Our Father; Alleluia; Alleluia moderna; I know a place…