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Name : Assoc.Prof. Dr. Chong Yew Yoong
Position : Coordinator Postgraduate Studies
Email : chongyew@salam.uitm.edu.my ; piano_cello_conducting@yahoo.com
Telefon : 03 - 55227355

Research Area:

Cello, Piano, Performance, Pedagogy, Orchestra conducting, Chamber Music, Music History

Program:

MU222, Postgraduate

Qualifications:

  • DMA (Doctoral of Musical Arts), University of Alabama (2004)
  • M.Mus, Southern Illinois University (1998)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (1996)
  • LGSM (Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music), London Guilhall School of Music  (1994)
  • Diploma, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (1993)
  • LTCL (Licentiate of the Trinity College of London), Trinity College of London (1991)
  • ATCL (Associate of the Trinity College of London), Trinity College of London (1989)

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies – UiTM (2011 to present)
  • Music Coordinator, Senior Lecturer – UM (2007-2009)
  • Orchestra Director – Sedaya University (2004-2005)
  • Orchestra/Strings Director– Polk College (2002-2003)
  • Orchestra/Strings Director – Winter Haven High School (2002-2003)
  • Orchestra/Strings Director – Lake Region High School (2002-2003)
  • Instructor – Sewanee Summer Music Festival (2001)
  • Orchestra/Strings Director – Lam Woo High School (1995-1997)

Additional Training:

  • Hungary – International Summer Music School and Festival at Baja (1996)
  • Italy – Orvieto Summer Music Festival (1995)
  • England – Dartington International Summer Music School and Festival (1994, 1995)

Performances:

Principal Cellist – Venice Symphony Orchestra (2003-2004 season)
Principal Cellist – Southern Illinois Symphony (1997-1998 season)
Principal Cellist – Hong Kong Symphonia (1996)
Cellist – Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (1996-1997 season)
Cellist – National Symphony Orchestra (2006 to present – freelance)
Cellist – Illinois Symphony Orchestra (1997-1998 season)
Conducted in US, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia.
Performed with Hong Kong celebrities like Anita Mui, Lydia Shum, Sammi Cheng (1995-1997)
Performed with Malaysian celebrities like Mawi and Datuk Siti Nurhaliza (ongoing freelance)

Recordings:

PBS-TV programme “Pianist at Work”  (2000-2002)
CD recordings with rock group “Dead Musicians’ Society” (1997)

Journal Publications:

Tirai Panggung - The development of classical music performance in Malaysia with reference to music education and training(2010)

Book Publications:

Shostakovich Piano Trios (University of Alabama) (2004)

Mass-media publications:

PBS-TV programme “Pianist at Work” (2000-2002)

 

Conference Papers:

PACIA 2008: The development of classical music performance in Malaysia with reference to music education and training

UM Colloquim 2009: Performance Issues in Playing Piano Trios.

PACIA 2013: Is there any future for cello teachers and performers in Malaysia?

Research Grants:

UMRG- The effect of playback sound quality of music preference among musicians and non-musicians (2010)

Awards:

  • Elizabeth Hamner Award, Alabama USA (2001)
  • Yamaha Piano Competition 1st prize, Penang, Malaysia (1990)

Masterclasses & Guest Lectures:

  • Kansas Music School (2002)
  • Yamaha Academy (2007)