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Name : Assoc.Prof.Dr. Valerie Ross
Position : Assoc.Prof
Email : vross@salam.uitm.edu.my ; dr.valerie.ross@gmail.com
Telefon : 03 - 55227264

Research Area:

Cross Cultural Musicology,  Music Education, Composition, Music Neuroscience, Interdisciplinary Research

Program:

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes (MU220, MU770, MU780, MU990)

 

 

Qualifications:

  • PhD (Deakin University)
  • Master of Education (Deakin University)
  • Bachelor of Music. Hons (University of London )
  • Diploma, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama

 

 

 

Position /Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Music, UniversitiTeknologi MARA (2005-present)
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, International College of Music (1997-2005)
  • Dean of Academci Affairs, International College pf Music, (1996-1997)
  • Undergraduate instruction include courses in  curriculum design, administration and supervision, research methodology
  • Postgraduate Supervision (Masters / PhD)
  • Numerous managements and administrative positions, head of postgraduate programme, head of quality assurance, curriculum review and staff development.
  • External examiner to various institutions of higher learning.

Membership

  • Chair, Board of Management, Centre for  Intercultural  Musicology at Churchill College, University of Cambridge (since 2012)
  • Member, Board of Accreditation, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) (since 2008)
  • Panel of Auditors (Institution / Programme), Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)(since 1997)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Arts, Culturel& Heritage  (since 2013)
  • Member of International Editorial Board, International Journal of Music Education (2006-2012)

 

 

 

 

 

Fellowships & Awards

  • By-Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge (2011)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Music Research, University of London (2010)
  • Fellow, Bellagio Study and Conference Centre, Italy, Rockefellar Foundation Award (1994)
  • Composer-in-Residence, International Institute for New Music, Darmstadt, Germany (1990,1994,1996).
  • Composition Award, (‘Tatagatha’) Commonwealth Foundation, Presented to HM Queen Elizabeth on the 40th Anniversary Celebrations as Head of the Commonwealth (1994)
  • Composition Award (‘Embattled Garden’), Japan Foundation (1992)
  • Fellow,  US-China Arts Exchange, Columbia University, USA (1991).

 

Research & Publications

(Journals, Proceedings)

Ross, V.  (2012) ‘From Transformative Outcome Based Education to Blended Learning’, Futures , Elsevier Publications , Vol 44, No 2, pp.148-157.

Ross, V (2012) ‘Depth: Composing through Schenker’,Malaysian Music Journal, Vol 1, No 1, pp.7-15 ISSN: 2232-1020

Ross, V (2012) ‘Music Learning and Performing: Applying Written and Oral Strategies’, 6th International Conference on University Learning& Teaching (InCULT2012), 20-21 November 2012, Shah Alam, Malaysia (Elsevier Publications – in press).

Ross, V. (2012) ‘Methodological Model for Cross Cultural Music Research, 4thMalaysian Music Education Conference, UniversitiPendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak, Malaysia, 15-17 Feb 2012.

Ross,V. ‘Musical Training through Listening: Western and non-Western Approaches’, Anatomy of Listening Colloquium, 30 Aug -3 Sept 2011, University of Glasgow.

Ross,V. ‘Challenges Faced by Performers of Cross Cultural Music’, International Performance Network Studies Conference, 14-17 July 2011, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge.

Ross, V. ‘Authenticity in Intercultural Composition’, Royal Music Association Annual Conference, ‘Boundaries’ 15-17 July 2010, University of London. Proceedings.

Ross,V. ‘Congruence and Contradictions in Orchestral Music’, Institute of Musical Research, Symphony Orchestra as a Cultural Phenomenon Conference, 1-3 July 2010, University of London.

Ross, V. ‘Virtual Quality in Transformative Outcome Based Education’, Global Learn 2010, Association for the Advancement  of Computing in Education, Penang 17-20  May 2010. Paper published in EditLiB, www.editlib.org (2010).

Ross, V. ‘Publishing research in international music journals’, International Seminar on the Malaysian Music Industry,National Academy of Culture, Arts & Heritage, Ministry of Information, Communication & Culture, Malaysia, 10-11 Nov 2010.

Ross, V. ‘Cycles’  for Piano, Oboe and Tabla or Mridangam’, UPENA UiTM , ISBN 978-967-363-080-6 (Music Score Publication) (2010).

Ross,V. External music examiners : micro-macro tasks in quality assurance, Journal of Music Education Research,  London: Routledge, 2009. Vol. 11  No.4, pp. 473-484, ISSN 1461-3808.

Ross, V. ‘Transforming Musical Achievement through Outcome-Based Education’, Proceedings, UiTM International Music Conference, 19-20 Oct 2009, Shah Alam ISBN976-967-305-431-2.

Ross, V. ‘Power dynamics in designing assessment papers for blended-mode learners’, Conference Proceedings, 21stAnnual Asian Open Universities Conference, Open University Malaysia, Putrajaya, 29-31 October 2007.

Ross, V. ‘Traditional Music Curricular in Undergraduate Music Studies’, Conference Proceedings, 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-27 July 2007.

Ross, V. ‘External public music examinations: social and symbolic significance’, Conference Proceedings, 27thInternational Society for Music Education World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 16-21 July 2006,ISBN 0-9752063-6-2.

Ross, V. ‘Quality assurance: role of external examiners’, Conference Proceedings, Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Assessment, Malaysian Examination Syndicate, 16-19 May 2006.

Ross, V. ‘Assessment Strategies of Diverse Music Programmes’, BeringinJournal of National ArtsAcademy, Vol 2 pp. 47-58, ISSN 18236383 (2006).

Ross, V. ‘Designing e-curricular: a creative transformation’, Conference Proceedings,3rdInternational Conference on Teaching and Learning, Asian Centre for University Learning &Teaching, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, 14-15 March 2006, ISBN -13-978-093-41835-1-6.

Ross, V. ‘Training needs for Music Educators’,Perspectives of Music Education, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, UPENA 2006 (book chapter).

Interdisciplinary Research & Publications (Music & Science)

Valerie Ross, ZainiMohd-Zain, Zunairah Haji Murat,NorlidaBuniyamin&SahrimLias, ‘Hemispheric brainwave activity of violinists playing with music notation and without music notation’,  IEEE Technically Co-Sponsored Science and Information Conference, London, 6-8 Oct, 2013.

Jean Penny, Valerie Ross, Andrew  Blackburn, ‘Electroaccoustic music as intercultural exploration: synergies of breath in Malaysian nose flute playing’,  Performance Studies Network, 2nd International Conference, University of Cambridge, 4-7 April 2013.

Hasminda Hassan,  Zunairah Murat, Valerie Ross&NorlidaBuniyamin,‘ A preliminary study on the effects of music on human brainwaves’, International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences (ICCAIS), Vietnam, 26-29 Nov 2012  (proceedings) ISBN 978-1-4673-0813-7

ZainiMohd-Zain, NorlidaBuniyamin, Valerie Ross&NavindraKumari, ‘Mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus exposed to different musical frequencies and wavelengths, Research Colloquium, Faculty of Medicine,  UniversitiTeknologi MARA, 2-3 Dec 2012 (proceedings)

ZainiMohd-Zain, NorlidaBuniyamin&Valerie Ross, ‘Effects of audible sounds on growth rate and antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus’,The 12th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology, Terengganu, 1-3 July 2012.

Isma-Syaril IsmailValerie Ross, NorlidaBuniyamin, ZainiMohd-Zain, ‘Effects of Audible Sounds on Growth Pattern and Biofilm Formation of StaphloccousAures, 1st Annual IMMB Postgraduate Colloquuim 2011 Institute of Medical Molecular Biotechnology , Faculty of Medicine, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, ISBN 978-967-363-332-6

Hasminda Hassan, Zunairah Haji Murat, Valerie Ross, ZainiMohd-Zain, &NorlidaBuniyamin, ‘ Enhancing Learning Using Music to achieve a balanced brain, 3rdInternational Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2011, ISBN 978-1-4577-1259-3

Isma-Syaril Ismail, Valerie Ross,NorlidaBuniyamin, ZainiMohd-Zain, Physiological and Morphological Changes of Staphylococsusaureus Exposed to Various Types of Sound Stimuli, International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2011, ISBN 978-983-99873-1-7

 

Research Grants

Eye tracking patterns with music intervention using VNG (videonystagmography) to improve brain plasticity among children with autism, E-Science Grant , Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia.  06-01-01-SF0612 9(2013-2015) (Lead researcher)

Comparing Music Learning Approaches of Violinists &Rebab Players Through the Examination of Brain Wave Frequencies’ (Trans-disciplinary Research), FRGS Grant, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia  IPTA: UiTM,  NO.RUJ. KPT:JPT.S(BPKI)2000/09/01JLD.11(52) (Lead researcher)

‘Mechanism of Stahylococcus Aureus Exposed to Different Musical Frequencies and Wavelengths(Trans-disciplinary Research)FRGS Grant, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (2011-2013) (Co-researcher)

Perpetuating Orang Asli (Semai) Cultural Aesthetics, Worldviews And Wisdom Through Their Children’ , Projek KIA (KomunitiInovasiAmanjaya), InstitutDarulRidzuan, Perak (IDR/KIS/13/12) (2012) (Co-researcher)

Compositions

(Recent premieres)

 

‘Talatricks’ for Tabla,  Intercultural Expressions, Centre for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 23 April 2013.

‘Dreams and Nightmares’ for Cross Cultural Music Ensemble, CIMACC2012 Symposium & Concert in conjunction with the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, 2 Nov 2012.

‘Sounds, Sights and Senses’ for Music Theatre,  Gesturz, UniversitiTeknologi MARA & Embassy of Italy, Malaysia, premiere16 Oct 2012.

Portrait Concert : Valerie Ross, ‘Soundscapes’,  University of Cambridge,  2 Nov 2011.

‘Li Bai’, Harmony Ensemble, Opening of Confucius Institute, University of  Glasgow  Oct 2011.

‘Ragaslendro’, Shadows and Silhouettes, Wollongong, Australia  Aug 2011

 

More compositions

Full-Evening  Music-Theatre Productions

 

  • ‘MahMeri’, Aborigines Music, Carey Island, Music Theatre, Sutra Dance Theatre, 2006
  • ‘Titiwangsa’, Istana Budaya (Palace of Culture), National Theatre, Kuala Lumpur 2006
  • ’Aku’, Sutra Arts Festival, Kuala Lumpur 1996
  • 'Web 1 & Web II',Sculpture, Painting & Music, City Hall Munich, Germany.1996.
  • 'Borne', Music for Art Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1996
  • ‘Portrait Concert’, Composer of the Year Series, ORF, Vienna 1995
  • 'Laras',Living Treasures, Music for Photo Exhibition, Bali, Indonesia. 1995
  • ‘Nadis-Chakra’, New Forms and Expressions, Music for Sculpture, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1993
  • ‘Fatamorgana’, Sutra Arts Festival, Kuala Lumpur 1993
  • ‘Embattled Garden’, Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur 1992
  • ‘Criss-cross’, Sutra Arts Festival, Kuala Lumpur 1992

Additional Works

  • 'Depth', Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2005
  • 'Dance of the Emerald Moon', x-TRAX Festival, Manchester, UK. 2003
  • 'Jigsaw Blues' for Piano, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 1999
  • 'Cycles', Bern, Switzerland. 1998
  • 'Desa Paku', Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1996
  • 'Laras', Bali, Indonesia. 1996
  • 'Tumbok', Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1996
  • 'Womb', Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1996
  • 'Sacrifice Returned', Bangkok, Thailand.1995
  • 'Gates to Transcendence', Vienna, Austria. 1995
  • 'Pyramid', Vienna, Austria. 1995
  • 'Serbelloni', A Bridge Across, Pittsburgh, USA. 1995
  • 'Synthesis' for French Horn,Tokyo, Japan. 1995
  • ’Confluence',  Sutra,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1994
  • 'String Quartet No 2', ISCM World Music Days, Stockholm, Sweden. 1994
  • 'Point of Exit',Essen, ISCM World Music Days, Germany. 1993
  • 'Ansioso for String Orchestra', Asian Music Festival, Sendai, Japan. 1992
  • 'Tatagatha', Commonwealth Foundation, HM Queen Elizabeth II, 40th Anniversary Celebrations, London, UK.1992
  • 'Manu', Sutra Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1992
  • 'In Motion', Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1992
  • 'Snake Charmer' for Oboe, Seoul, South Korea. 1992
  • 'Song of Innocence', Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1991
  • 'String Quartet No1', Seoul, Korea. 1991
  • ’Karma', International Rostrum of Composers, Paris.1991