Shahril Salleh (Dr.)
Shahril Salleh (Dr.) is a social scientist researching the cultural formation of the arts in Singapore, with a focus on how agency is imagined and enacted within the confines of the state. He is passionate about advocating for cultural workers as well as championing community music-making in Singapore. Shahril is the founder and Artistic Director of Vox Camerata.
Adrian has been singing for more than half his life, after joining a school choir by chance many years ago. He enjoys both the musical and social aspects of choir music, but more important is post-practice dinner and drinks. Adrian holds a BComm (Hons), majoring in Accounting and Finance, and currently works in the automotive industry. He served on the executive committee of an alumni choir for more than five years and recently helped organize the choir’s 30th Anniversary celebratory concert. Having spent his university days in Melbourne, Adrian is a huge coffee addict and misses winter night hot chocolates.
Adyll honed his musicianship and singing in numerous award-winning choirs such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) Choir and SYC Ensemble Singers. His craft is deeply rooted in the Kodaly philosophy of music. Under the tutelage of his vocal teacher Thomas Kuek, Adyll achieved a distinction in ATCL Recital in Singing as well as an Advanced Performance Certificate from Trinity College London. Most recently in 2018, he completed his LTCL in Singing. He attained a Diploma in Conducting and ALCM in Conducting from London College of Music in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Adyll received the Tan Ean Kiam Arts award from NUS Centre for the Arts in 2012, which honours individuals who have contributed significantly to the arts community as alumni of NUS. As Music Director of the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Choir since 2013, he has worked with the choir to attain gold and silver awards and the Golden Voices Award at various international choir festivals from 2014-2017.
Adyll directs The Graduate Singers (TGS), a semi-professional choral ensemble, which was founded in 2010. In 2017, Adyll led TGS to win 2 Golds in the 5th Vietnam International Competition and emerged as Champions for the Chamber Category. The choir recently participated in the World Choir Games held in South Africa in 2018.
A choral director, educator, arranger and singer, Gerald is on the teaching faculty of the Voices of Singapore Children’s Choir and is the Associate Conductor of semi-professional choir, The Graduate Singers. He is also the Founder Director of Muziksea – a publishing company that champions Southeast Asian composers; the Creative Director of Choral Moments – a Singaporean choral events company; and the Secretary of the Choral Directors’ Association (Singapore).
Gerald espouses a multicultural repertoire supported by a blend of kinesthetic, visual and auditory learning approaches with his choirs. An experienced choral event organiser and a prolific chorister, he has organised multiple choral symposiums, seminars, concerts and festivals, and has performed at various locations all over the world.
A graduate from the National University of Singapore, Gerald holds certificates in conducting, piano, voice and music theory from the London College of Music, Trinity College of Music, and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Ms Jasmine Hu has been a member of the Vox Camerata Board since 2020. She started her career in the UK and is currently working in a top tier financial firm. She has been a CFA charterholder since 2012. Ms Hu is passionate about volunteering and was awarded the CDAC Volunteer Commendation Award in 2021. In addition to volunteering locally, she has also volunteered in the USA, Philippines and Cambodia. Ms Hu also serves on the CDAC@Jurong Management Committee. Ms Hu graduated from the University of Warwick with First Class Honours.
Hidhir is a writer, poet, and tenor with Vox Camerata. He has a Masters in English and Creative Writing from Nanyang Technological University and his works have appeared in anthologies and other publications. He has even gone viral once or twice. He currently works for a learning and development consultancy and likes cats and mee soto.
Justin Goh is a choral conductor, music arranger, and the Operations Director of Choral Moments. His choral conducting experience includes numerous international events and competitions such as the 2010 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Justin led Victoria Chorale to clinch the overall Grand Prize at Manado Cantat 2018. He is one of the youngest recipients of the ‘Most Promising Conductor’ award at A Voyage of Songs – International Choral Festival.
As a music arranger, Justin’s works are published on MUZIKSEA and Sheet Music Plus. He endeavours to make choral music more accessible for performers of all ages, through arrangements ranging from traditional folksongs to popular music.
Justin is also Operations Director in Choral Moments, the team that brings international choral experiences to Singapore. He plays pivotal roles in coordinating the Treble Voices Festival, Sing Lah! community outreach programme, Meet The Maestro workshops, and Voices In Harmony concerts. These programmes provide learning opportunities for both choristers and conductors.
Justin presently conducts primary and secondary school choirs, and serves as a committee member of the Choral Directors’ Association (Singapore).
Josaphin is a commercial and residential realtor, private music teacher/pianist. She actively works with corporates, families and individuals in both segments of her career. Josaphin is a strong believer in a holistic and systematic approach to strategising customised objectives, be it an informed decision for her clients in real estate, or a heightened awareness in music learning.
Music has been a prime focus in the earlier years for Josaphin. She graduated with a Masters of Music from Royal Welsh College of Music (RWCMD) with distinction in performance, a BA(Hons) in Music from the University of Wales, and a Diploma in Music with distinction in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, where she was awarded Best Graduate. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience to date, and has taught practical theory to beginners and diploma learners in private music schools, the School of Young Talents at NAFA and on a private basis. Josaphin also plays various instruments and has been active in Chinese Orchestra/Ensemble during earlier school days and NAFA, early music ensemble in RWCMD, pop and jazz with various bands in performances, as well as sang in choirs/ensemble in NAFA and a short stint with Vox Camerata.
Josaphin later expanded her passion and focused on real estate 10 years ago and was also active in business networking groups. At the same time, Josaphin pursues her music engagements on a lighter basis as a continuation of her passion.
Marcus Lee is the Founder and Artistic Director of Choral Moments. He currently directs the largest number of Treble Choirs in Singapore and has garnered many local and international awards that include Distinction Awards (ABRSM & LCM), Merit Awards (ABRSM), Distinction (SYF), Diamond (Be-dazzled!), and numerous special prizes. Treble Choirs under Lee’s direction have featured in numerous prestigious events such as the Singapore Youth Festival Celebration Concerts, Singapore Youth Festival Presentation, Global Educational Leadership Conference, Treble Voices Festival Singapore and the Choral Directors Association of Singapore Opening Ceremony.
Marcus holds Associate Diplomas in Music Performance in Voice (with Distinction) and Choral Conducting (with Distinction) from Trinity College of London (ATCL) and London College of Music (ALCM) respectively. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education (with Emphasis in Choral Conducting) at the Centro Escolar University Conservatory of Music (PHP).
Marcus is a strong advocate of quality choral education and experiences. Choirs under his charge have shared the stage with world-renowned composers and conductors such as Arwin Tan (PHP), Colin Durrant (UK), Denes Szabo (HUN), John Hooper (CA), Johnathan Velasco (PHP), Jude B Roldan (PHP), Kentaro Sato (JPN), Maria Theresa Vizconde Roldan (PHP).
Henry Lim started his journey in vocal music making from his earlier years in school choral and acappella groups. Despite diving into working life since, he found Vox Camerata by chance years ago, which started his journey to dive into choral music as the rich harmonies continue to pique his interest. Having been with the choir since its inception, he continues to be passionate about the vision for the choir as a space for community music making for other music enthusiasts. When not making music, he weaves a different kind of orchestration as a product manager working with development teams in the technology space.