Zhou Long is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his first opera, Madame White Snake, Dr. Zhou also received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and the Elise Stoeger Prize from Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society in New York. He has received commissions from Koussevitzky and Fromm Music Foundation, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, and NYSCA, and fellowships from NEA, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation, the AAAL, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Dr. Zhou’s music has been widely performed and recorded, and published by the Oxford University Press and the Shanghai Music Publishing House. He is currently Bonfils Distinguished Research Professor of Composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.