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Chair of the Commission on the Education of the Professional Musician
Eddy Chong is Assistant-Dean (Postgrad Diploma in Education) and Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. As a music theorist and educator, he has been developing his teaching and research at the nexus of music theory, music education, and educational technology. His research interests in music theory cover tonal, post-tonal and inter-cultural music; he is currently developing a music theory curriculum for the multicultural context in Singapore. As a music educator, he focuses on developing music pedagogies that are informed by learning science and music psychology. He also takes special interest in harnessing technology, particularly Web 2.0 tools, for music teaching. In Singapore, he regularly serves as a consultant on curriculum matters to both schools as well as the Ministry of Education. As a performing musician, Eddy is a piano accompanist, church organist and choir conductor