Phil Y. Peng is classically-trained tenor with advanced music education from both China and U.S. A true lyric tenor, Phil Peng is a former member of the Shanghai Philharmonic Society. His music genres include Classical Music, Liturgical Music, German Lieder, French and English Art Songs, and Chinese Folk Music Conducting. He joined the Shanghai Philharmonic Society having graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
He furthered his vocal training at Manchester College and Ohio University, where he received his Masters of Vocal Performance degree. While taking special coaching lessons from the internationally acclaimed George Shirley, Mr. Peng taught class voice and studio lessons at Ohio University, Athens Community College, and On Key Music Studio.
After having settled in Montgomery County in 1998, Phil has been actively involved in local music and arts event, appearing in performances with groups such the Overseas Chinese Musicians Association and Mulan Foundation.
Besides singing, Mr. Peng spends time conducting local choral groups, Over the years, Mr. Peng has been the Conductor and Artistic Director of Columbia Chinese Choral Arts Society (CCCAS) (2006 to 2013), the Conductor and Artistic Director of the famed Yellow River Art Ensemble (YRAE) (2011 to 2013), and the Conductor of Washington Chinese Chorus (WCC) (2004 – 2007).