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Articles by Susanna Saw

Susanna Saw is a lecturer and choir director at the University of Malaya, the Universiti Teknologi MARA, and the Malaysian Institute of Art. Following studies at Australia’s Melba Memorial Conservatorium, Susanna has taught and successfully launched many choirs in Australia and Malaysia. She has been a jury member for international choral competitions around the world and has presented choral workshops in Australia, Austria, Brunei, China, Croatia, Macau, Malaysia and Vietnam. She is on the Working Committee for the Asia-Pacific Choral Council, which operates under the auspices of the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM).

Susanna trained as Kodaly teacher in Australia and was instrumental in introducing a Kodaly training course to Malaysia to improve standards in classroom music teaching. She is currently Organising Chairperson for the 24th International Kodaly Symposium 2019, taking place in Malaysia, and through this, hopes to bring more awareness of the Kodaly teaching philosophy to the Asia Region.

Susanna founded the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod in 2003 as an annual young musicians’ event dedicated to the increase of choral knowledge. In 2007, Susanna established the Young Choral Academy in Kuala Lumpur, a venue for choral lovers to learn more about choral music, and a platform for young Malaysian composers and arrangers to compose more choral works.

 

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