Asso. Prof.
UiTM Faculty of Music
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Level 11, Menara SAAS, UiTM Main Campus,
40450 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA
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Name : Dr. Sharifah Faizah Syed Mohammed
Position : Asso. Prof. (Classical Piano)
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Research Area:

  • Performance Practice (e.g. Historically Informed Practice)
  • Performativity
  • The Politics of Song, Art Songs e.g. lagu seriosa
  • Music and Nationalism
  • Music and Identity
  • Cultural Studies
  • Specific interests include the Malay and Indonesian Archipelago and the South East Asia


 MU222 Degree in Music Performance


  • PhD, Monash University, Australia (2017).
  • Masters of Arts (Performance Studies), City University, London & The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (Hons.), Bath Spa University (1992)
  • ATCL (Associate of the Trinity College of London), Trinity College of London (1988)

Teaching Experience:

  • Senior lecturer, 2005 until present
  • Coordinator for Bachelors in Music Performance (Hons).,2006
  • Head of the Music Department, 2001-2003
  • Lecturer, 1995-2005

Additional Training:

  • PhD in Arts, Monash University, 2013 - 2016, pending completion
  • Cultural and language studies, Instituto Venezia, Venice, Italy 2006
  • Cultural and language studies, Scuola de Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy 2005
  • Cultural and language studies, Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand 2003
  • Music Producer, Betarecs Sdn Bhd., 1993,1994


Selected performances by invitation:

  • The Art of Song – A Collection of the Indonesian and French Art Songs, Kuala Lumpur, 2004
  • Anugerah Era, Astro/ AMP Networks, Genting Highlands, 10 October 2003
  • 3rd Malaysian International Piano Festival, Kuala Lumpur 1996
  • Leighton House, Holland Park, London 1995
  • The Barbican Centre, London 1995
  • Bath International Music Festival, Bath 1992
  • Corsham Music Festival, West of England 1992




Journal Publications:


Book Publications:

  • Three Works for Piano 2011 (ISBN 978­967­363­272­5)
. 2010
  • Storm Clouds for String Quartet 2011(ISBN 978­967­363­2688)
, 2011
  • Night Drive (for SATB) ISBN: 978-967-363-329-6, 2012

Mass-media publications:

  • Video editing, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Gala Night Opening 2007 with One Degree North, 2007 - 2008

Conference Papers:

  • The Development of the Indonesian Art Song, 2016, National University of Singapore Performers’ Present
  • Images of Michael Jackson Elements of a true music icon, in proceeding of the International Music Conference (UiMusic 2009) ISBN 978­967­305­431­2, 2009

Research Grants:

  • Characterizations of the Malay Pop Anthem Semerah Padi by M. Nasir, 2016 - 2017  Member
  • Directory of Piano Trios and Chamber Music by Malaysian composers, 2015 – 2016 Member
  • Documentation of the Malay Art Song: Mochtar Embut and Sudharnoto (MOHE), 2005 Principal RM38,000


  • PhD Scholarship, Monash University 2015, 2016
  • Research Travel Grant and Funding, Monash University 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Italian Government Award and Scholarship (Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Italia) 2006
  • Italian Government Award and Scholarship (Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Italia) 2005
  • Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand, Cultural Scholarship 2004
  • British High Commisioner's Award and Scholarship 1994


Masterclasses & Guest Lectures:



  • Accreditation panel for Malaysian Qualifications Assurance (MQA) for areas of Music and the Performing Arts, since 2002 until present
  • Rachmaninoff Society (UK), 2010 - 2013
  • Liszt Society (UK) since 2010


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