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Susanna Saw

Susanna is an active music educator promoting music and choral education. She obtained her Master in Music Education from Westminster Choir College.


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 University of Malaya (UM), University Technology

MARA (UiTM) and the Malaysian Institute of Art (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 Choral Academy in Kuala Lumpur, a

venue for choral lovers to learn more about vocal and choral education. She was

instrumental in bringing 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 teaching philosophy to the

Southeast Asia Region.

From 2007 on, Susanna has been regularly invited by the Interkultur Foundation,

Germany, to be a member of the Jury 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 International 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 Association of Music Education.