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Alumna Le Keng Tops at Two International Vocal Contests

Alumna, Soprano, Le Keng, graduated in 2008, received two first prizes at International Vocal Contests. The first one is the International Vocal Competition at Ningbo in October and now she gained the first prize, the best singer for Dvorak piece and the best Baroque music singer at the 53rd International Antonin Dvorak Singing Competition at Karlovy Vary. Le Keng's interpretation of Rusalka amazed the audience. When presenting the award, Dvorak's nephew praised that if there's Rusalka in the real world, it must be like this! She also got the chance to play the leading roles of Un ballo in maschera and Aida by Verdi. She said that she faces tremendous pressure when joining competitions when there's many outstanding vocalist out there, but all the hard work paid off when she was praised by the nephew of Dvorak. Le Keng says that it's defiantly hard for Taiwanese singers to find a career Europe. It's very competitive and challenging in singing a well as in language. For example, she was appointed to sing in Czech after she received the prize. She has to find a tutor to correct her pronunciation.

Alumna Chen You Ren Came Back After her Oversea Internship in Design

Chen You Ren, an alumna of the Department Of Design, class 2017, was granted a full scholarship from the MOE Scholarship Program for Oversea Study of Arts and Design and study at Parsons the New School of Design. In 2017, the MOE Scholarship Program for Oversea Study of Arts and Design sent 18 students to 9 countries, 16 institutes for further study and practicum.

Outstanding Alumna Nancy Rao Received Award from The American Musicological Society for her Publication

Outstanding Alumna of NTNTU, Prof. Nancy Rao, Head of the Music Theory Department, was presented with the Music in American Culture Award for her book Chinatown Opera Theatre in North America: The transformation of Chinese Music into American Music in the Early Twentieth Century (University of Illinois Press, 2017). This award is to recognize her achievement personally but also the major contribution the Chinese American has to the society and culture in the states. NTNU students and teachers shared this good news and President Wu praised Rao for her accomplishment academically in the field of music.

Alumnus Lee Ming Feng speaks at IAVE World Volunteer Conference

Lee Ming Feng, who has 16 years of volunteering experience and has summoned by the president for seven times, gave a speech at the 25th IAVE World Volunteer Conference as a Taiwanese representative on October 18th to volunteer leaders and representatives.

Cheng Pei Yi Takes Home 4 Prizes at IPA Awards

Cheng Pei Yi is a graduate student at Art Education and Art Administration of NTNU. This is her first attempt for International Photography Awards and she has received four Honorable Mention awards.