KEYNOTE & PLENARY SPEAKERS 2017


Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell is a pianist, author and teacher. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa...

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Michael Veerapen

His name is synonymous with Malaysian Music, particularly in the field of Jazz where he is widely acknowledged to be the driving force behind the Jazz Scene in Malaysia. His career began even before graduating...

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Pre-conference Workshop

Presenters Workshop/Topic Presented
Professor Emeritus Dr Michael Campbell Preparing to Practice a Piece
Michael Veerapen Building a Jazz Solo from Simple Exercises


Conference Presenter and Topic Presented

Presenters Workshop/Topic Presented
Keynote Speaker: Professor Emeritus Dr. Michael Campbell Keynote Speech: What could 21st-century piano teaching be?
Unmastered class session
Conference Talk: Talking Music
Recital: The Golden Age of the Piano
Plenary Speaker: Mr. Michael Veerapen Forum: Preparing Yourself to Enter the Professional Music Industry
Masterclass session
Recital: An evening piano recital
Ms. Chan, Mei Xuan Performance Perspectives on Ng Chong Lim’s A Distant Voice of the Rain Forest: Musical Elements, Performance Guidelines and Interpretations
Dr. Cheong, Yew Choong Decoding Idiosyncratic Hairpins of Schubert, Chopin and Brahms—Dynamics or Rubato?
Dr. Eggertsberger, Andreas Focal Dystonia: My Experience with the Injury
Ms. Leong, Grace Zhe Fui Introduction to Brazilian Jazz: Bossa Nova for Piano
Dr. Lim, Chan Kiat Plotting the Drama of Mozart’s Keyboard Sonatas
Mr. Lye, Yong Cheong A Constructive Analysis on Young Beginner Tutor Books for Aged 5 in Relation to Teaching in Pitch, Rhythm and Technique Using Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber Compared with Encore On Keys by Mark Gibson, Morna Robinson, and Jane Stavrinoudis
Mr. Ng, Jun Ling An Introduction to the Etudes of William Bolcom, Philip Glass and Nikolai Kapustin
Ms. Ng, Ying Ying POCO Music Series and Tools: Supporting Teachers to Teach Music Effectively and Efficiently
Helping Students to Learn Music Confidently and Joyfully.
Dr. Nitisingkarin, Onpavee Nurturing Musical Abilities: A Creative Movement in Piano Lessons Using Dalcroze Eurhythmics Approach
Dr. Pokaratsiri, Duangruthai A Survey of Selected Intermediate-Level Chamber Repertoire with Piano from 1750–1900
Ms. Spanswick, Melanie Developing an Effective Programme for Those Returning to Piano Playing

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