Florence Chi Suen Cheng received her Master of Music in Choral Conducting at San Francisco State University under scholarship, where she was studying choral conducting with Dr. Joshua Habermann, receiving vocal training with Catherine Cook in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as principle study.
Cheng was the conductor and vocal coach of San Francisco State University Women’s Chorus, a member of San Francisco Symphony Chorus, a member and assistant conductor of Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and Symphony Silicon Valley Singers. She also served as a teaching assistant of class ear training and musicianship under instruction of Professor David Xiques.
In June 2007, she received scholarship for the national Chorus America Conference 2007 in Los Angeles. She is an active choral director who visits different choirs including San Francisco Girls’ Chorus, San Francisco Choral Artist, Chanticleer, American Bach Soloists and Crystal Children’s Choir. Cheng is also a member of Chorus America and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and Chorus America.
Cheng is currently the conductor of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, community choirs, school choirs and churches. In the past years, she served as the music director of the Hong Kong Youth Choir, choir conductor of Hong Kong Baptist University Women’s Chorus, the Hong Kong International Institute of Music and the Diocesan Boy’s School.
In February 2014, she established Barquentine Choral Artists Hong Kong, presenting its debut concert at Le French May 2014.
Cheng is actively performing as a choral conductor with diverse repertoire including standard choral works, choral-orchestral work and opera, such as Palestrina’s Motets, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bizet’s Carmen, Durufle’s Requiem, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Vaughan William’s Five Mystical Songs, Britten’s Five Flowers Songs, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Steiner’s Crucifixion. and soprano in Hong Kong and Macau, with diverse repertoire including classical, operatic, and musical theatre. She frequently appears in performances took place at HK City Hall, Cultural Centre, St. John’s Cathedral, University of Macao, and Macao Cultural Centre.
She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate of Musicology at Hong Kong Baptist University.