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Artistic Team/ Founders

Adrian Chiang

Joseph Teo

Clive Choo

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Adrian Chiang

Recognised for his musical sensitivity and energised sense of interpretation, Adrian is quickly making his mark among Singaporean conductors for his inspired performances and versatility. Adrian has over 20 years of teaching children and youth and currently serves as the Conductor of numerous top award-winning Wind Ensembles and Orchestra in Singapore, namely in educational institutes such as Singapore Management University, Singapore Polytechnic, Anderson-Serangoon Junior College, Eunoia Junior College, Victoria Junior College, Catholic High School, CHIJ Toa Payoh, Maris Stella High School and Dazhong Primary School. He had also previously led the Philharmonic Youth Winds for a decade, uplifting the group to become one of Singapore's more successful youth wind orchestras.

 

Besides being an educator, he is also the Music Director of a local orchestra, the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (ACSO), where he passionately advocates for new music. He has performed and commissioned the works of many living composers during his career and continues to do so with every performance he programs. ACSO prides itself on working with composers to infuse a variety of Chinese, Malay, and Indian instruments into a standard Western symphony orchestra, much like the fabric structure of what Singapore essentially is. His newest endeavours include founding Singapore’s 1st ever wind band academy, the Band Academy Singapore, and the formation of premier wind ensemble, VENTUS.  

 

A recipient of the distinguished National Arts Council and National University of Singapore scholarship, Adrian attained his Master of Music degree at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS) with a major in conducting. He had previously graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Increasingly recognised for his committed advocacy of music education and his devotion to the art of conducting, he currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the YSTCM (NUS), where he teaches conducting. 

 

Before full-time conducting, Adrian was the Orchestra Manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He continues to exhibit his broad experience in arts administration as the General Manager of Singapore’s premier chamber orchestra, Resound Collective Ltd.

 

Adrian has served as President of the National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA) since 2019. NICA is an NTUC-affiliated association formed following an NTUC announcement to extend its reach to the freelancer community of coaches and instructors in sports, outdoor adventures/learning, fitness, wellness, visual arts, and performing arts. He also previously served as the president of the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore) from 2017 to 2022.

Joseph Teo

Joseph Teo, a prominent figure in Singapore's wind band music and education scene, stands out for his exceptional talent and dedication. His musical journey began early, leading to distinguished roles as a military musician, including Section Leader and Principal Euphonium with the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band. Additionally, he demonstrated his organizational skills as the Events Manager for the Armed Forces Bands. Joseph's pursuit of musical excellence led him to the Kunitachi College of Music in Japan where he came under the mentorship of Professor Toru Miura. Shortly after, he earned a Licentiate Diploma in Euphonium from Trinity College London. His experience also includes serving as the Principal Euphonium for the Philharmonic Winds.

 

As a Band Director, Joseph currently leads Novo Winds (Band of Toa Payoh South Community Club), Bendemeer Secondary School, Peirce Secondary School, and Maris Stella High School (Primary). He also contributes as an Assistant Conductor for the Maris Stella Symphonic Band. Known for his innovative approach to music education, Joseph transcends traditional teaching methods, staging captivating and unconventional performances. His focus on emotional expression and artistry in teaching has led to stellar results and recognition for his bands. Joseph's influence extends beyond teaching. As a former Committee member of the Band Directors' Association (Singapore), he held roles as Treasurer and Publicity and Marketing Officer, working to elevate the standards of music education and foster community within the industry.

 

Pursuing a Masters in Music Leadership at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, Joseph's innovative teaching, effective leadership, and commitment to student growth continue to shape the wind band landscape, inspiring musicians across generations.

Clive Choo

Clive's journey in music began at the tender age of 7, marking the start of a lifelong passion. His involvement in his school band not only nurtured his love for music but also revealed his leadership potential. As he progressed through his academic years, Clive took on increasingly significant roles, serving as the Student Conductor during his secondary school years and then as Vice-President of the band in junior college. These early experiences were instrumental in shaping his ability to lead and inspire fellow musicians, setting a solid foundation for his future endeavors in the field of music.

In the professional arena, Clive embarked on a distinguished 7.5-year career as a military musician with the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band. This period was pivotal in his development as a musician, where he attained a diploma in French Horn performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. During this time, Clive also demonstrated exceptional organizational skills, taking on the role of Events Manager for the Armed Forces Bands. In this capacity, he successfully orchestrated numerous high-profile concerts and productions, displaying a unique blend of artistic and managerial expertise.

Transitioning to the field of education, Clive assumed the role of band director for CHIJ St. Theresa's Convent and Bedok South Secondary School. In these roles, he dedicates himself to mentoring young musicians, focusing on developing their technical skills while instilling a profound appreciation for the art of music. His efforts have led to significant achievements, with his bands attaining recognition at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations. Complementing his musical career, Clive incorporates his skills in design and photography, showcasing a versatile and integrated approach to his work. His academic pursuits further reflect this multidisciplinary inclination. Already holding a Masters in Technopreneurship and Innovation from Nanyang Technological University, Clive is now pursuing a second Masters in Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship at the National University of Singapore as a study award recipient. 

Teaching Team

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Angeline Wee holds a First Class Honours in Percussion from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)-University of Wales. Recipient of the Embassy of Peru Award for being the Best BA (Hons) Graduate, she has also been admitted to the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, UK. She has performed with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera, New Opera, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and Singapore National Youth Orchestra. She has also performed Milhaud’s Percussion Concerto with the NAFA Chamber Orchestra. In demand as a music educator, she has taught percussion across all levels (Primary to Tertiary) and has garnered several prestigious awards as Conductor of Angklung and Kulintang Ensembles.

Angeline Wee, Drumstrong!

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