Senior Lecturer (Classical Voice) / Coordinator Postgraduate
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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Curriculum Vitae:
Name : Dr. Phang Kong Chien
Position : Senior Lecturer (MU110 Diploma in Music) / Coordinator Postgraduate
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Research Area:



  • Music Performance, Voice (Tenor).
  • Musicology.





  • MU110 Diploma in Music.





  • N/A.


Professional Qualifications/ Certifications:



  • PhD, Faculty of Human Ecology, Post Graduate Study, UPM.
  • Post Graduate Study, NIE, Nanyang Technological University, NTU Singapore. 
  • Master of Music. Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, USA.
  • Bachelor of Science. New Jersey City University, USA. 
  • ABRSB Piano and Theory Grade 8.



Professional Experiences: 


  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam. (Music Lecturer, 2001-2007, 2009- Present).

  • International University College of Technology TwinTech, Malaysia. (Part-Time Voice Instructor, Oct 2009-2010).

  • NIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. (Choir Instructor, 2007-2008) Strings Tutor, SMK Presint 11(1) Putrajaya, Malaysia (2011).

  • UCSI University College, Malaysia. (Part-Time Lecturer, 2000-2007).

  • National Academy of Arts (ASK), Malaysia. (Part-Time Lecturer, Nov. 2003-2005)

  • Malaysian Institute of Arts, Malaysia. (Part-Time Lecturer, 2000-2001).

  • Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University,USA. (Teaching Assistant, 97-2000).

  • Coaching: David Reeves, Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, Frederick Urrey, Zara Nelsova, Faith Esham, Benton Hess, Min Kim, David Messineo, Nicholas Ong.
  • Masterclasses: Richard Miller, Julianne Baird, Margaret Singer, Kurt Ollmann, Carol Kimball, Benton Hess, James Cuskelly, Loh Siew-Tuan
  • Conductor: Anton Coppola, Kevin Field, Benton Hess, Thomas Carlo Bo, Richard Clark, Thomas Hadgeman, Drs. Yoesbar Djaelani, Lee Shiak-Yao

  • Vocal Study: Alan Bennett (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, NUS); Antonius Sol (University of Graz, Austria); Judith Nicosia, Valerie Goodall and David Kellett (Rutgers University); Melanie Mitrano and James Wilson (New Jersey City University); Peter Gillis (Juilliard School); Chia Wei-Kuan (NIE, Nanyang Technological University).



Research Grants/ Academic Grants:



  • Research Scholar, NIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007-2008.
  • IRDC University Grant, University Technology MARA, 2005-2006.



Literary Publications (Article Journals, Book Chapters, Music Scores etc.):



  • Phang Kong Chien (2013). Klang Music Festival: Musical Expression of Malaysian Chinese-ness. Proceeding of PASEA, ICTM, University of Philippines.
  • Phang Kong Chein (2013). Cultural Erosion over city Development: Yan Kang Dramatic Association and Its Related to Classical Singing. Book Chapter in Music and Memory- UPM Book Series on Music Research V.
  • Phang Kong Chien (2012). Bel canto: Finding a Place in Malaysia or an Outmoded Culture Fading off in Memory?. Book Chapter in Music and Memory- UPM Book Series on Music Research IV.
  • Phang Kong Chien (2011). Preserving History and Defining Traditions: A Choral Prospect of Leong Yoon Pin. The 8th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Taiwan.
  • Ghaziah Mohd Ghazali, Ramona Mohd Tahir, Phang Kong Chien (2009). Malaysian music teachers’ and practitioners’ attitudes toward the application of the Kodaly method in the teaching and learning of music. Conference proceedings, International Music Conference (UIMusiC 2009, 19-20 October, Shah Alam, Malaysia).
  • Phang Kong Chien (2009). A performance and analytical study of three Mozart’s tenor concert arias: KV21, KV209, and KV420. Conference proceedings, National Arts Conference (Persidangan Seni Kebangasaan 2009, 24-25 July, UMS Sabah)
  • Phang Kong Chien (2005). The pedagogical application of appoggiatura for Baroque vocal music. Conference proceedings, National Music Education Conference (Persidangan Pendidikan Muzik Malaysia 2005, 28-30 November, UPSI Perak).



Creative Works/ Music Performances:


  • Operatic Scenes from “Marta” (DiCapo Opera, NYC)

  • Albazar “Il Turco In Italian” (Rutgers Opera Company, NJ)

  • Eisenstein “Die Fledermaus” (Rutgers Opera Company, NJ)

  • “Gilbert and Sullivan at the Opera” (Rutgers Opera Company, NJ)

  • “Amadeus-Mostly Mozart” (Rutgers Opera Company, NJ)

  • The First Armed Man “The Magic Flute” (Opera at Florham, NJ)

  • Gobin “La Rondine” (Opera at Florham, NJ)

  • Soloist in “The Messiah” and “The Creation” (Glenridge Congregational Church, NJ; Montclair Congregational Church, NJ; First Methodist Church, NY)

  • Anugerah Juara Lagu. (2012, Jan 29). Stadium Bukit Jalil, KL. (Guest Musician for Jaclyn Victor).
  • Konsert Bollygood RTM. (2015, Dec 1). Angkasapuri, KL. (guest Musician).
  • Konsert Selembar Kasih Fakulti Muzik UiTM. (2015, Oct 29.) .
  • Konsert Akademi Fantasia. (2016). Auditorium MBSA, Shah Alam.



Media Recordings & Publications:



  • N/A. 


Event Productions / Masterclasses / Guest Lectures:


  • TUDM Workshop. Academie Muzika, Malaysia (2015, April 17-19).
  • TUDM Workshop. Academie Muzika, Malaysia, (2015, April 24-26).





  • Student Exchange Grant for First International Malaysia-Austria Summer School at Graz, UPM and Austria, 2013
  • Teaching Assistantship and Scholarship, Rutgers University, 97-2000.
  • Music Department Scholarship, New Jersey City University, 95-97.
  • International Student Scholarship, New Jersey City University, 95-97SSD.






UiTM/ Faculty Appointments:

  • Academic Disciplinary Board Committee (member) 2017-2018.
  • PROPENS (member) 2017-2018.
  • Expertising Committee (member) 2017-2018.
  • Internal Audit Team (member) 2017-2018.
  • Internalisation Coordinator 2017-2018.



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