We have four faculty members joining us for the residency programme, namely Ms Akiko Otao, Mr Eudenice Palaruan, Dr. Goh Toh Chai, and Dr. Graeme Morton,. The faculty members of the programme will convene at this period and deliberate on the curriculum content and delivery, formative and summative assessment criterias, as well as the selection of the residency fellows. After the fellows selection, the faculty will also conduct short pre-training stage sessions (e.g. score reading, vocal pedagogy, lesson planning etc) with the fellows and other individuals who have indicated interest in auditing these sessions.
We are also pleased to introduce Ms Christel Hon, Ms Kamini Ramachandran, Ms Mae Anderson, and Ms Sunitha Janamohanan as the four guest speakers who will support residents in the non-conducting aspect of music-making, with the objective to help residents grow not merely as technically capable conductors but also as effective communicators, educators and sector leaders. Ms Cristal Hon will go over insights into programming for institutional venues, Ms Kamini Ramachandran will cover her reflections as a festival organiser with participants, Ms Mae Anderson will share fundraising strategies, and Ms Sunitha Janamohanan will speak on fiduciary duties.