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Steinway Hall of Fame Inducts Music Professor Cheng

Cal State San Marcos music professor and department chair Ching-Ming Cheng was recently inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame.

Cheng, who joined CSUSM’s faculty in 2011, played an integral role in the university becoming an All-Steinway School, a prestigious designation held by fewer than 200 colleges, universities and conservatories worldwide.

“To be inducted into the Steinway Teachers Hall of Fame, seeing my name and also Cal State San Marcos listed on the walls inside the legendary New York Steinway factory for generations to see, this whole journey is just beyond this world,” said Cheng, who was in New York for the ceremony earlier this month. “To be recognized by Steinway, alongside some world-famous piano teachers like Norma Kreiger and Dr. Robert Weirich, I am so grateful and humbled.”

Every two years, the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame selects the most committed and passionate piano teachers from the United States and Canada for this prestigious honor.

Cheng, who began her musical training at age 5, has performed around the world, and she has been a recipient of Steinway’s Top Music Teacher Award every year since 2016.

“While performing is part of my career, teaching and working with students makes me a better teacher and the experience has been so rewarding and fulfilling,” she said. “With this recognition, I hope I continue to motivate students in the way that they will find inspiring and enthusing in their own musical journey.”

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