Chung Ming Zen
Chung Ming Zen is an international student currently pursuing his Master of Planning at the USC Price School of Public Policy. Prior to coming to Los Angeles, he studied in his home town Hong Kong and obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with concentrations in Business Economics and Marketing. He has also acquired an MSc in Programme and Project Management at the University of Warwick in England.
Chung Ming was introduced to music making since a very young age when he began to take piano lessons and joined the Hong Kong Choir of Outstanding Children. He now sings in both the USC Concert Choir and the USC Apollo Men’s’ Chorus,. He is also taking voice lessons from Jaco Wong, a USC Thornton alumni based in Los Angeles. He had the pleasure to perform with the USC Concert Choir in the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) conference in 2015, held in Portland, OR.
Chung Ming worked part-time as a bar staff in a local pub during his time in England, where he picked up his British accent. As a result, he is constantly made fun of by his friends for his accent, choices of words and differences in spelling. The most prominent examples are his excessive use of the phrase “Cheers”, referring to soccer as “football” and pronouncing the letter “Z” as “zed” instead of “zee”.