Work from Low Wei Ming from Music Dept. entered 2017 International Rostrum for Composers
Low Wei Ming, a senior student of the Music Department at NTNU, has been recognized by the Composers Music Council of UNESCO and his work “Original Voice” will represent Taiwan to the 2017 International Rostrum for Composers.
The International Music Council (IMC), founded in 1949 by UNESCO, is the world's largest network of organizations and institutions working in the field of music. The International Music Council promotes access to music for all and the value of music in the lives of all peoples. Through its members and their networks, IMC has direct access to over 1000 organizations in some 150 countries and to 200 million persons eager to develop and share knowledge and experience on diverse aspects of musical life.
According to Low, the piece was inspired by indigenous culture. When he attended the Hoping Download volunteering event last year, he encountered Seediq culture and knew more about their music by talking to the elders of Seediq tribe. Later, Low attended the modern music festival held by the Association of the Vocal Artists of R.O.C. and “Original Voice” was performed by renowned pianist and vocalist. Prof. Tzeng Shing Kwei was impressed by his work and recommended him submitting it to the meeting of UNESCO.
Low, majoring in piano with a minor of composing, is passionate about music since little. His goal is not to become a pianist but a good teacher. He is now the leader of the club of Pre-service Teachers. Low said that he wanted to become a teacher since high school and would like to pass on knowledge of music to students.
What is more impressing is that Low has been the Academic Excellence Award since he first entered NTNU. He was very good at time management. Low said that he was really grateful to the teachers at NTNU and he will keep working on his goal of music and education.