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October 5, 2021

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Mixed Majors

Scholarship recipient Joseph Wong pursues a unique academic combo of music and computer science

Joseph Wong entered UCI with a single major in computer science, but the absence of music and performance in his life proved too much.

Born and raised in Cupertino, Wong had been exposed to classical music through concerts and recitals and, at 5, began playing the violin. At 11, he was entering Bay Area competitions.

Now a third-year Anteater pursuing bachelor’s degrees in both computer science and music, Wong is an award-winning performer and has even played live – twice – at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

In the future, he hopes to work as a software engineer and, in his free time, perform and possibly teach music. “Perhaps once I’m financially stable, I would consider moving toward performing regularly in a chamber music group or orchestra,” Wong says.

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