Conductors to Watch: Patrick Neo

Conductors to Watch: Patrick Neo

Originally working in a different industry, Patrick Neo left his job as an accounting professional to become a full-time band conductor. “When I started to pursue my Degree in Accountancy, I found myself teaching as a Junior Band Instructor and Wodwind...
Conductors to Watch: Wong Yin Xuan

Conductors to Watch: Wong Yin Xuan

An active educator for young wind instrumentalists, Wong Yin Xuan has been teaching bands in Primary and Secondary schools for 15 years. His music interest was sparked by his parents who would always sing karaoke at home, which led him to pick up the passion for...
Conductors to Watch: Jovan Neo

Conductors to Watch: Jovan Neo

Currently serving as President of the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore), Jovan Neo is an avid music lover, whose passion for conducting started when he was a Euphonium player in his secondary school, playing under the guidance of Mr Ng Eng Kee. “I quickly...
Chan Tze Law: The Future of Arts in Singapore

Chan Tze Law: The Future of Arts in Singapore

Singaporean conductor Chan Tze Law is Associate Professor and Vice Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore where he is a founding faculty member. Chan lectures on music leadership and conducting. He also led the creation of...
In New Light: Lien Boon Hua

In New Light: Lien Boon Hua

Lien Boon Hua is the Artistic Director of Wayfarer Sinfonietta and former Assistant Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. He is on the conducting faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and leads its...
Interview with Vanich Potavanich

Interview with Vanich Potavanich

Presently the Director of Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) Foundation and Resident Conductor of RBSO, Dr. Vanich Potavanich is also the Music Director and Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, Chaophraya Symphony Orchestra, and Rangsit Symphony...
The Rewarding Job of a Conductor: Adrian Chiang

The Rewarding Job of a Conductor: Adrian Chiang

Singapore conductor Adrian Chiang has established an extensive career over the last few years ever since completing his Master of Music (conducting major) degree programme at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS). Apart from being the resident conductor of The...
Making Music with Daniel Yiau

Making Music with Daniel Yiau

Daniel Yiau is currently based in Amsterdam as a Wind/Brass band conducting Masters student at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He also serves as Music Director of Symphonic Winds and Soli Deo Gloria Koog-Zaandijk. Daniel has attended masterclasses in Germany,...
The Use of Metronome In A Band

The Use of Metronome In A Band

Why and when do we use it? [blockquote author=”Richard Wagner” ]The right comprehension of the melos is the sole guide to the right tempo; these two things are inseparable.[/blockquote] In my recent conducting experiences in school bands, one repeated...
Conducting Perspectives with Rodney Winther

Conducting Perspectives with Rodney Winther

Rodney Winther is Professor Emeritus of Music and recently retired after fourteen years (1997-2011) as Director of Wind Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  His duties at CCM included conducting the Wind...