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Introducing Islam to School Children through Music: Examples from Palestine, Turkey, Persia, and Southeast Asia

Thursday, 9 February 2006, 12:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong has completed all levels in Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk and is certified in both of these methods. Before coming to the University of Hawaii, Dr. Loong taught music in the public schools of Malaysia; and at Baldwin-Wallace College, OH. She has presented at local (Cleveland Orff-Chapter, New York City Orff-Chapter, NOCKA, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, The University of Akron), state (HAEYC, HMEA, LCCC, MMEA, OAEYC, OMEA, Peak-Arts Association, Boulder, CO, WMEA), regional (MENC, MKMEA), national (Suzuki National Conference, MENC, OAKE, AOSA), and international (ISME) conferences. Dr. Loong has also presented internationally, in a series of Early Childhood Music workshops in China (Chang Sa, Guiyang, Inner Mongolia, Nanjing, Shandong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian, Xinjiang, Yiwu and Yunnan).

As a researcher, Dr. Loong has presented at the MENC poster session, the Early Childhood Music Conference at Michigan State University, the Desert Sky Research Symposium at Arizona State and the Symposium for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC. Her research on early childhood and elementary music has been published in several leading journals (Bulletin of the International Kodaly Society, Early Childhood Connections, Early Childhood Spotlight – MENC, Kodaly Envoy, Perspectives – ECMMA, Triad and Orff Echo).

Currently, Dr. Loong serves as the Chair of the Music Education Department, conference chair of Hawai’i Music Education Conference. She also serves on a steering committee of the Alliance for Active Music Making in General Music Teacher Education (Society for Music Teacher Education, MENC); the AOSA Research Advisory Panel (RAP), an advisory role related to academic research in Orff Schulwerk. Dr. Loong is the Director of the Bambini & Stellini Ensembles for Hawaiian Youth Opera Chorus.