Presenters

Susanna Saw

Susanna Saw is an active music educator promoting music and choral education in Malaysia. She obtained her Master in Music Education (Choral Focus) from Westminster Choir College, U.S.A. She is currently a lecturer and Choir Director at the Faculty of Music at the University of Malaya (UM). University of Technology MARA (UiTM) and the Malaysian Institute of Arts (M.I.A.), where she conducts the M.I.A. Ladies Chorus, which has won many Gold Medals from various international competitions.

In 2007, Susanna established the Young Chooral Academy In Kuala Lumpur, a venue for choral lovers to learn more about vocal and choral education. She was instrumental in brining the Kodály Training Course to Malaysia to improve local standards of classroom music teaching. She organised the 24th International Kodály Symposium in August 2019, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and through this, hopes to bring more awareness on the Kodály research philosophy to the Southeast Asia Region.

From 2007 on, Susanna has been regularly invited by the Interkeltur Foundation, Germany, to be a member of the July for the Asia Pacific and World Choir Games. Susanna has been appointed a Working Committee for the Asia-Pacific Choral Council, under the auspices of the lnternational Federation of Choral Music ( IFCM). Susanna is also an active speaker at various Music Education events promoting effective music teaching In the 21st century. She is also the newly elected Vice-President for the International Kodály Society and the Malaysian the Association of Music Education.

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