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De Silva Alicia Joyce

Part-Time Lecturer

Music

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music (Composition),
University of Wales, UK

Diploma in Music (Performance),
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Biography

Alicia teaches and conducts Angklung Kulintang, and plans the curriculum for Sonic Directions, a company providing music enrichment lessons to local schools and organizations. She also heads the Gamelan Ensembles at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the National Institute of Education.

She has composed for various Angklung Kulintang Ensembles, organised concerts which feature New Music, as well as executed concerts through her groups Quinnance and Chamber Sounds, which feature the works of Singapore's young composers. She also has extensive experience in leading schools to achieve distinction awards at the Singapore Youth Festival.

Alicia's areas of interest and research include Music and Culture, Music and Religion, Integration of the Arts, as well as the role of Music (Arts) in Holistic Education.