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Calvin Chiu

Percussionist Calvin Chiu obtained his Master of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under percussion faculties John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton and Michael Spiro. He was the recipient of both the Graduation Tuition Award and Jacobs Fellowship from JSOM and has held the position as an Associate Instructor of the Percussion Department with a full scholarship plus stipend. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the University of Central Florida under the guidance of Jeffrey Moore, Kirk Gay, and Dr Thad Anderson, where he received numerous academic scholarships such as the Mark Pores Music Scholarship Award and the James and Robert Mackley Music Scholarship Award.  During Calvin's time at the University of Central Florida, he was the first prize winner of the 2016-17 UCF Concerto Competition and was awarded performance with the UCF Symphony Orchestra at the St. Luke's Lutheran Church. He is also the only person in the history of the College to have won UCF's Performance Excellence Award twice, consecutively. (2015-16, 2016-17) Calvin is also a finalist of the Great Plains International Marimba Competition.  Apart from his academic achievements, Calvin is also the co-founder of the publishing company "XYPublications", where his original compositions are purchased by musicians around the globe, from countries spanning from Japan to Europe.  Calvin currently serves as instrumental tutor and ensemble director at various schools in Hong Kong.

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