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Assoc.Prof. (Music Composition)
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Aras 4, Blok F, Kampus UiTM Seksyen 17, 40200 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
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Profile Information:
Name :   Dr. Tazul Izan Tajuddin
Position :   Associate Professor (Music Composition)
Email : /
Telephone :   03 - 5522 7166


Research Area:

  • Conducting (Orchestra, Chamber and Choir),
  • New Music (music of 20th and 21st Century),
  • New Music Analysis,
  • Asian Traditional Music (Malaysian Traditional and gamelan


      Music Composition (Degree)


  • PhD in Composition, University of Sussex, UK
  • M.Mus in Composition, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Composition Certificate, IRCAM, Paris, FRANCE
  • Manuel de Falla, Granada, SPAIN
  • Certificate IRCAM Summer Music, New Music (20th and 21st Century)
  • Bachelor in Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Composition, UiTM (2009-current)

  • Head of Composition Department 2011-2014

  • Freelance composer, performer, conductor Sculpted Sound Ensemble based in London (2002-2009)

  • Part-time tutor Kensington and Chelsea College, London (2001-02)

  • Part-time lecturer Department of Music UiTM (1992-3, 1997)

  • Vice President SMCC (2011-2012), President (2012-2014), Vice-President (2014-2015)

  • Visiting Scholar Harvard University 2015-2016

  • 18 countries: UK, China, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan


  • Tenunan, Mediasi Ukiran, Gamelbati, Sebuah Pantun.
  • Babelscores online

  • ABRSM Publishing Press

Book Chapters:

  • N/A.

Conference Papers:

  • UiMUSIC International Music Conference 2009, UiTM, Malaysia, Composing Without Borders-Mediation of East and West

  • UiTM Composium ‘Eclecticism and the Compositonal Voice: Pathways for the New Millenium, ‘Compositional Techniques of Mediasi Ukiran – Tenunan VIII and Gamelbati’, 2013

Recordings and Productions:

  • Sculpted Sound (UK) (86497 26382 FMR Records, 2011)
  • CD Malaysian Choral

Research Grants:

  • Creative Industry Grant, Malaysian Ministry of Communication, Information and Culture (now Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Heritage) for ‘Opera Puteri Saadong’ (RM300,000)

  • Explorative Research Grant Scheme (ERGS) on research title: ‘To identify the melody, form, metric and structure of ‘mak yong’ music through modern compositional method and perspective: 4 selected main repertoires’ (RM50,000)

  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) 2010, New Techniques in the Performance Practice and Compositions of the Malaysian Keroncong’(RM40,000)


  • KLPac-UiTM Malaysian Composers Concert Series 2009-present, Project Manager/ Curator/ Founder.


  • Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Program (USA)

  • Winner of Lutoslawski Composition Award 2005, Poland

  • Winner of Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2002, Japan

  • Winner of New Millennium Composition Commission Award 2005, UK

  • Winner of Molinari Quartet International Composition Competition 2004, Canada

  • Winner of 21st Japan Society of Music (JSCM) Award 2004, Tokyo

  • Winner of 8th Tokyo International Competition for Chamber Music Composition (2003)

  • Repertoire Honours in 10th Carl von Ossietzky International Composition Competition, Germany (2010)

  • 3 times shortlisted composers for the Society for Promotion of New Music UK (3 years) (2007-10); (2004-07); (2001-04)

  • First Malaysian representing UK and Malaysia at International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) - Asian Composers League (ACL), ‘World Music Days’ 2007 in Hong Kong


  • The Society of Malaysian Contemporary Composers (SMCC) - Advisor.
  • Sound and Music UK - member.
  • Performing Rights society UK - member.