MA, Shui-Long (1939-2015) was a composer born in Keelung, Taiwan. In 1964, he graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts (the present-day National Taiwan University of Arts) with a major in composition and a minor in cello and piano. In 1972, he attended the College of Catholic Church Music and Musical Education in Regensburg (Hochschule für Katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg，HfKM) in Germany. Upon his return to Taiwan in 1975, Ma joined the faculty of Soochow University. He then taught at Taipei National University of the Arts, and in 1982 was the founding chair for the Department of Music and later became the dean of Academic Affairs and principal of the school. In 1986, Ma received a Fulbright scholarship and went to the United States and presented his compositions. He has been awarded the National Cultural and Arts Award, the National Cultural Award and the Sun Yat-Sen Culture and Arts Music Composition Award. Ma also received the Golden Melody Award for Traditional Music in the Best Album and Best Composition categories and the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon, which was presented by the President of Taiwan. Between 2007-2012, Ma was awarded with honorary doctoral degrees from Taipei National University of the Arts, National Tainan University and National Taiwan University. Ma’s best-known works include Concerto for Bamboo Flute and Orchestra (1981), A Sketch of the Rainy Harbor (1969) for piano, and The Invisible Temple (2005) for male chorus and orchestra.