Dr. Wei Cheng, originally from Beijing, China, completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in choral conducting at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cheng is an active clinician, performer, adjudicator, and educator in both the USA and China.
Before coming to Berkeley, Dr. Cheng was Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities at Denison University (Granville, OH), where her choirs frequently collaborated with local schools and community choruses, toured internationally, and performed with world-class musicians and ensembles such as Bobby McFerrin, Phillippe Entrenmont, Gloriae Dei Cantores, Munich Symphony Orchestra, and Stara Zagora Opera Chorus and Orchestra in Bulgaria.
While working at Chicago Symphony Chorus, she sang under the direction of
Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, and Mstislav Rostropovich.
Her recent professional engagements include giving lectures and master classes at various music conservatories and universities in China, conducting the Young People’s Chamber Choir at National Center for Performing Arts (China), China National Opera, Stara Zagora Opera Chorus and Orchestra (Bulgaria). She has also recently been appointed as visiting professor at Capital Normal University, Beijing China.