Ng Chee Yang
|Ng Chee Yang
|Birth name||Ng Chee Yang|
|Also known as||Zhiyang|
|Born||10 December 1989|
|Genres||Mandopop, musical theater, pop, R&B|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, performer, pianist|
|Website||Gefang Music Academy|
Ng Chee Yang (simplified Chinese: 黄智阳; traditional Chinese: 黃智陽; born 10 December 1989), commonly known as Zhiyang, is a Singaporean singer. Born and raised in Singapore, he was exposed to the piano as a child. Other than piano studies, he did not receive any professional vocal training.
In 2005, he participated in the F.I.R singing competition organised by KBox. Out of the three finalists, he was the only male competitor. With F.I.R’s無限, a single in their 2nd album, Unlimited, he clinched the Champion Title and managed to perform on stage together with F.I.R at IMM Shopping Mall.
After winning the competition, he was involved in numerous performances, including the Singapore Youth Festival Opening and Closing Ceremony in 2006, where he performed the Theme Song ‘Reaching Beyond’; the International Physics Olympiad 2006 Closing Ceremony; and also participated in a Mediacorp Drama Series, Let It Shine (Chinese: 萤火虫的梦) screened in January 2007.
In 2006, he also participated in songwriting competitions, clinching first place in GeYao, a song-writing competition in Hwa Chong Institution; and third place in the Saint Andrew's Junior College song-writing competition.
Other than his acting experience and performing as a professional vocalist, some notable achievements by Zhiyang included his position as Concert Director in Hwa Chong Institution’s ‘Get High! 校园演唱会2007’ and Concert Producer in ‘Change! 寻梦演唱会2008’, both of which were Charity Chinese Pop Concerts organised with no start-up funds and aimed to raise money for the concerts’ respective beneficiaries.
He also set up an Events and Artiste Management Music School in December 2008 together with Ms Chua Qin Nee and Ms Angeline Gan Jie Ling. This Music School, named Gefang Music Academy, aims to cater to the youths of Singapore, providing affordable contemporary Chinese Pop Music study.
In 2009, he represented Singapore in One Million Star Season 5 talent competition in Taiwan as a wildcard competitor. In 2010, he also performed as a featured vocalist in the Inaugural 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore.
Chee Yang studied Business in Singapore Management University under the University Scholar's Programme from 2009 to 2010. A straight A student, Chee Yang could have opted for a curriculum that would lead him directly to a professional degree. He chose the University Scholars Programme, however, as he values the opportunity to explore a range of subjects and develop his interests fully before he chooses a specialty
He transferred to Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, in September 2011 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Music. He intends to major in Music Business and Performance out of the diverse majors offered by the college. He is also vying for a role on the next Season of Glee by taking part in Season 2 of The Glee Project in the United States.
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- "萤火虫的梦". Mediacorp. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- "Get High! ’07". ‘‘youth.sg’’. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- "Change! ’08". ‘‘omy.sg’’. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- "Gefang Music Academy". ‘‘Gefang Music Academy’’. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- "USP @ SMU". ‘‘SMU’’. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
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