I’m a huge advocate of collaboration and exchanging ideas. Created this platform for Singaporean Artists who are in the US to update and inspire each other with our craft! Also allowing SG organisations to join too if they want to collaborate with us artists!
Was inspired to write a Middle Eastern Fusion Jazz composition after having a conversation with my Turkish friend and how he is heartbroken by the lack of media coverage on the recent multiple news of bombings in Turkey. Having called Istanbul my second home too, I completely feel for the nation and other nations’ disasters that were underreported too.
Hope this piece gives a glimpse of the pain and injustice that people are experiencing.
Listen to the full version here.
Catch the Berklee Co-op Big Band this Friday, 4/29/16, at Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston St, 1A, Berk Recital Hall at 7pm!
Here’s a snippet of my arrangement of “Caravan”!
Conducted the Berklee Music Education Choir today with them singing the vocal jazz piece I had arranged. Thankful for this opportunity and I hope to do more of this!
What an honour to be here at the MMEA All State Conference 2016, being surrounded by music educators sharing their years of experience in their specialisations. I love how conferences put people together and have such a powerful exchange of ideas and inspiration. I was particularly blown away by Rollo Dilworth’s flawless conducting and directing of such a large scale children’s choir!
Learnt so much about social entrepreneurship at SECON 2016, particularly from Gerald Chertavian, Founder/CEO of Year Up, Jordyn Lexton, Founder/Executive Director of Drive Change, and Marcus Shingles, CEO of XPRIZE Foundation.
Some quotes that I really liked:
“Teachers are mini revolutionaries in the classrooms.”
“Social enterprises have to think of system change. You have to work with the system, not against it.”
“True nobility lies superior to your formal self. Are you changing?”
“Nail it before you scale it.”
“People closest to the problems are closest to the solutions.”
“All entrepreneurship is social. You’re building a culture.”
“I left this planet better off when I found it.”
Gerald Chertavian, Founder/CEO of Year Up