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Leyou Wang, who hails from Beijing, China, is a student at the UMKC Conservatory. He is a composer of concert music and music for films and games. Leyou’s work has received recognition at international composition competitions in The United States, China, and Germany. The Kansas State University Faculty Brass Trio performed his Mushroom March on May 1st in Manhattan, Kansas. Leyou is a featured artist in the American Composers Orchestra’s EarShot program, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will perform his orchestral work, Impressions from Tianqiao, on October 4th in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Featured in the May 13, 2023 issue of The Independent.


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