Zhou Long

Zhou Long, Madame White Snake's renowned Chinese-American composer, was recently cited by The New York Times as one of the leading Chinese composers, charged with "injecting a new vitality into the American classical music scene."

In 2003, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Zhou Long its Academy Award in Music, recognizing lifetime achievement, saying, "unlike many composers of today working between cultures, Zhou Long has found a plausible, rigorous, and legitimate way of consolidating compositional methods and techniques that allow him to express brilliantly both his experiences as a composer of Western music and his considerable knowledge of his native China."

Zhou Long is currently appointed the Visiting Professor of Composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.