Chuanhong Dong

Conducting Fellow

Dong, Chuanhong is a young conductor and singer from China. Studying and working as a choral conductor, Mr. Dong is also expanding his range of repertory and experience in Orchestral and Operatic work.

Mr. Dong is currently a second-year Doctor of Arts student at University of Northern Colorado (UNC), studying Choral Conducting as primary emphasis with Dr. Jill Burgett, Orchestral Conducting with Dr. Andres Felipe Jaime, and Voice Performance as secondary emphasis with Prof. William Wilson.

As Graduate Teaching Assistant at UNC, Mr. Dong is serving as Chorusmaster in UNC’s Opera Theatre for Puccini’s Suor Angelica in Spring 2023 and Handel’s Acis and Galatea in Fall 2022. He also served as conductor for University Singers and assistant conductor for other UNC Choirs. While at UNC, he has conducted performances that include Shady Grove by Chen Yi, There will be rest by Frank Ticheli, Alleluia by Shavon Lloyd, Choral Responces by Amy Beach. He served as Chorusmaster for Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with Greeley Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Dong is the Music Director of The Shepherd Ensemble, a vocal ensemble based in Shanghai, China, devoted to Renaissance music.

Mr. Dong received his Master of Fine Arts in Conducting from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China, where he studied with Prof. WANG Yan, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Fudan University.