Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Awards and Achievements
  • OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship, AY2018/2019 and AY2019/2020
Composition Competitions
  • First Prize Winner in NAFA 80th Anniversary-Leong Yoon Pin Composition Competition 2018
Composition Performances / Readings (7/2018 – 7/2020)
  • Composed "挣扎" (zhengzha) for 南艺争团 (NAFA Guzheng Ensemble), premiered at the National Chinese Music Competition 2018 (November 2018)
  • Premiere of Starry Sky String Quartet at Composers' Platform @ NAFA; 2018
  • Premiere of Celebrativo Passacaglia solo piano piece at Composers' Platform @ NAFA; 2018
  • Premiere of 风和海 (Saxophone Quartet) at Idiosyncrasies Composition Concert @ NAFA; 22 March 2019
  • Premiere of multiple Wind Orchestra arrangements by NAFA Wind Orchestra
    • March No. 4 (by Mauricio Kagel) for NAFA Wind Orchestra's Edgar concert; October 2017
    • March No. 2 (by Mauricio Kagel) for NAFA Wind Orchestra concert; 2018
    • Fugue Alter Berner March [Fifth Movement of Septet for Wind Instruments] - Paul Hindemith arr. Dorcas Koshy for Wind Orchestra @ NAFA; November 2019
  • Reading of Kuttanadan Punjayile (folk song arrangement) by Schola Cantorum; scheduled 2020; postponed in view of Covid-19 situation
International Experience
  • Participated in Composers' Convention @ Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea, 20-22 February 2019
    • Masterclass with Professor Clarence Mak from Hong Kong Academy of Arts
    • Lesson with Professor Uzong Choe, Head of Composition @ SNU
    • Premiered The Gift to Sing (Soprano & Marimba) in the New Music Concert @ SNU
  • Participated in the 24th International Kodály Symposium 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia; Aug 2019
  • London, UK (January-March 2020),
    • Composition Masterclasses with Mark Anthony Turnage, Simon Holt, Mike Ladouceur, William Mival, Michael Sydney Timpson, ChihChun Chi-sun Lee
    • Conducting Masterclass with Howard Williams
    • Research Consultations with Dr Mai Kawabata and Prof Dave Camlin
Audio Production Experience
  • Music intern for non-profit local online radio station Bible Witness Web Radio
    • Music producer for two 10-track albums released 2016 & 2017
  • Music Producer for Gethsemane Bible-Presbyterian Church 30th Anniversary Musical & held a main acting role; March 2018.
  • Produced & released debut 10-track duet album in December 2018
  • Recorded and produced CD "Trio for Violin, Clarinet & Pianoby Aram Kachaturian" @ NAFA, December 2018
  • Official Music producer of local media company & studio, Gethsemane Bible Witness Limited (GBWL), as of August 2020
  • Organized a Chamber Concert entitled 'Offbeat' on 9 February 2018, held in MPH, NAFA, with full house attendance.
  • Organized and participated in music outreach session to NAFA Arts Kindergarten in February 2018.
  • Wrote Research Paper "An Autoethnographic Study of a Dual-Ethnic Composer", 2020
  • Mixed over 50 songs for local choirs during circuit breaker period alone

The Best Graduate Award is a prestigious honour presented to students with strong academic performance throughout their studies at NAFA. In addition, recipients should be responsible students who display good attributes such as discipline, resourcefulness and leadership qualities. They should also possess a record of contribution towards the respective department and the Academy.