Vol. 2 | No. 23 | By TUX People's Music Team
Born in Macau, Addison (Kei Hong) Wong came to the United States when he was sixteen. After graduating with a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Oregon, he served as the musical director at the Northwest Christian University, Eugene Oregon. Besides teaching music composition and theory classes at the college, he also directs and composes music for the Jazz Band and the University Choir and Orchestra, in which he writes and arranges more than 45 minutes of music every year.
Beside writing music for live performances, he also works with filmmakers as a film composer. His music score for the short film “Short Alone” was nominated for the Best Score Award at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2018 in Buffalo, New York. The score was also presented in the following festivals in 2018: Hollywood vine International Film Festival, Inspired Faith Film Festival and International Christian Film and Music Festival.
Wong is a keyboardist and jazz pianist who performs regularly in town. He attends the Eugene Chinese Christian Church where he served as the choir director and worship bandleader prior teaching at the University. While enjoying hiking beautiful trails in Oregon, he treasures spending time with his wife on movies and sharing Chinese culture with his two sons the most.