Howard Cheung is currently the music project director with Harvest 365 Foundation. Since the inception of this music project in late 2012, he has worked with students who come from various backgrounds: aboriginal, low income, as well as students with various disabilities or from abused homes. Rather than focusing on music, the central mission of the project is to develop self-confidence, self-respect and self-discipline in all students through music experiences.
Prior to the working with the foundation, Howard was the Director of Choral Activities in San Marino Unified School district for 12 years and Mayfield Senior High School for 2 years, both in Southern California. Under his direction, the choirs have been invited to perform three times at the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica's Easter High Masses. His choir performed a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Palau de Música in Barcelona, St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Cathedral of Cuenca, Dai-Ichi Semei Concert Hall in Tokyo, Zhong-Xing Concert Hall in Taichung, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Venice, Cusco, Istanbul and Taipei, as well as being the guest choir at the Torrevieja Choir Festival in Spain. His choir was invited to sing at the American Choral Director's Association National Convention in 2007, where they received 3 standing ovations during three performances, the highest honor an American high school choir can receive.
Now, Howard focuses his time to work with underprivileged students throughout Asia. Through the collaboration between the foundation and his background in music and education, their goal and vision is to bring music education into rural areas of Asia.