Saturday, September 21, 2019

Ng Sie Ai

Ng Sie Ai

CONTACT INFO:
Phone number: 082-581410
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EDUCATION:
• Doctoral Candidate in Ethnomusicology (ABD), Wesleyan University, Connecticut, U.S.A.
• M.A., Ethnomusicology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
• B. Music (Hons.), String Pedagogy, The Conservatory of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia
Other Qualifications:
• Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, University Malaysia Sarawak.
• Associate Performer’s Diploma Examination in Violin from Trinity College of Music
• Associate Performer’s Diploma Examination in Pianoforte from Trinity College of Music

COURSE THOUGHT:
• GKM 1013 Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble I
• GKM 1303 Aural Training I
• GKM 1053 Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble II
• GKM 2103 Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble III
• GKM 2153 Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble IV
• GKA 2043 Research Methodology
• GKM 3276 Research and Final Year Project
• GKM 3203 Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble V
• GKM 3333 Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble VI

RESEARCH INTEREST:
• Music, music-makers, and musical instruments of Sarawak (particularly the Sape instrument)
• Shangyin Chinese Orchestra in Kuching, Sarawak.
• Exploring and utilizing rhythms and movements as stimuli and intervention techniques for children with difficulties in responding to brain-motor processes and coordination between the left and right brain hemispheres; movements and integration; muscle control and functions. Since 2014, I designed an intervention and stimuli program as an experiment using rhythms and movements with a 10-year old boy in Kuching, Sarawak.

SELECTED CONCERT PERFORMANCE:
• Violinist. With Symphony Orchestra Negeri Sarawak (SONS).
- “Life in the Jungle” Ballet and Music Performances. 17-19 January 2014; 22-23 August 2014.
- 18 October 2014 – SONS Concert “Kenangan Lalu” with Flybaits.
• “Tip of Borneo Concert” at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau in Sabah. By invitation from Sabah Ministry of Arts, Culture, & Tourism in conjunction with Promoting Sabah Week. March 2005.
• Represented Malaysia with National Symphony Orchestra for concert performances in Tokyo at the Opera City Concert Hall; and in Osaka, The Symphony Hall from October 2nd-8th, 2004.
• Dec 2003 – “Turandot” Opera Performance with National Symphony Orchestra at Istana Budaya. Sponsored by Texchem Group of Companies.
• August 2003 - Performance with Sarawak State Symphony Orchestra during the visit of Indonesia's former President, Megawati Sukarno Putri and former Malaysia's Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Muhammad and Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah visit to Kuching, Sarawak.
• August 2003 – P.Ramlee Album recording in conjunction with Sarawak’s 40th Independence Anniversary. Rancangan Television Malaysia (RTM) Project.
• 2002 - Concert Tour Sabah with National Symphony Orchestra by invitation from Sabah Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Tourism. October 17-27.
• 2002 - 9th International Piano Festival (Third Concerto Year Malaysia) with National Symphony Orchestra at Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur. April 5-7.
• 2002 - Concert with Italian Sopranos for the launching of BMW 7 Series held at the Palace of the Golden Horses Kuala Lumpur.
• March 2000- Invitation to perform for the launching of Sunday Borneo Bulletin at Jerudong Park in Brunei attended by the Prince of Brunei.
• Represented Malaysia for the ASEAN Music Workshop in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (1988) and in Bangkok, Thailand (1998).

EXPERIENCES:
• Violinist. With National Symphony Orchestra (1998 – 2004), Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Violin Tutor and Facilitator. Strings Section for the Malaysian Universities Symphony Orchestra (MUSO) Music Camp. 20 November-6 December 2006.
• Judge for Band Competition –Secondary School Sarawak State Level. 20 July 2006 and 17 June 2004.
• Music Camp Violin Tutor.
2nd Sarawak State Music Camp & Concert. Organized by Dewan Suarah Sibu Orchestra. 30 May-4 June 2001.
1st Sarawak State Music Camp & Concert. Organized by Dewan Suarah Sibu Orchestra. June 1999.
• Violinist. With Malaysian Symphony Orchestra (MSO). For the occasion of Royal Charity Concert in Aid of Childhood Cancer with Noriko Ogawa at the Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur with Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak, Chancellor of the University of Malaya as the Patron. May 2001.
Refer to my linked-in homepage for a full biodata
• http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sie-ai-ng/38/a4b/806
• http://musicgrads.blogs.wesleyan.edu/who-we-are/phd-ethnomusicology/

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Awarded Honourable Mention for Dandenong Festival Violin Scholarship (1990), Melbourne Australia
Awarded Excellence in Music (Performance) from Trinity College Foundation (1990), Melbourne, Australia.

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