Ron graduated from University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting and holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from McMaster University.
An experienced choral singer, he has performed with the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, the Bach-Elgar Choir, the McMaster University Choir, the 1990 National Youth Choir and, from 1991-1996, he was also a member of the world-renowned Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Ron has also served as the tenor section leader with Westdale United Church Choir in Hamilton and with the Choir of Grace Church-on-the-Hill in Toronto.
In 1996 and 2002 Ron attended master classes with the Vancouver Chamber Choir under the direction of Maestro Jon Washburn, at the Annual National Conductor’s Symposium. In 1998 he was selected as a participant in the conducting master class at the Oregon Bach Festival, under the tutelage of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In 2001, Mr. Cheung attended masterclass with the great English choral conductor, Sir David Willcocks, and again with Bach specialist Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In 2011, Ron participated in the conducting workshop with master-teacher Richard Nace at the Ontario Vocal Festival Symposium.
In the summer of 2014, Ron directed Chorus Canadiana, a branch of the Yip’s Children’s Choir (Canada) in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague as part of the Rhapsody! International Choir Festival, with resounding success. In 2015, Yip’s Children’s Choir was invited to the Golden Gate International Choral Festival. During the COVID pandemic, Ron and the Yip’s Children’s Choir have done a number of virtual performances for the Scarborough Health Network and for the Yee Hong Foundation as fundraising events.
Ron founded two choirs – “Voices” and the “Healey Willan Singers” – both of which are counted among the best chamber ensembles in Toronto. Ron is currently the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Yip’s Children’s Senior Choir (Canada).
Ron has also conducted various choirs including the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, Xiao Ping Chorus, Newman Centre Catholic Mission and the Annex Singers of Toronto. In addition, Ron has conducted different orchestras and ensembles in performance with his choirs such as the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, Counterpoint Orchestra, Orchestra, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Brass Conspiracy, and other instrumental ensembles.
Ron also teaches voice and music theory at the Pro Music Conservatory of Music in Markham and remains a freelance choral singer in the GTA.