The Malaysian Journal of Music, Volume 10, Issue 1, comprises six articles that present current issues in ethnomusicology, music education and composition from Thailand, Philippines and Italy. Four articles on music education emphasise the importance of musical activities in enhancing social and emotional skills, the importance of integrating local approaches to teaching traditional music and the development of the music curriculum in public and private institutions. This volume presents one article on practice-led research which highlights the art of practice as research. This methodology is an approach to research that is gaining popularity among music researchers. An article that frames the compositional techniques of two composers from different regions of the world under a western philosophical concept is also presented.


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Author Biography

Clare Suet Ching Chan, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA

Clare Suet Ching Chan has a PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (2010); Master of Arts (Ethnomusicology)(2002) and Bachelor of Arts (Music)(1998) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. She holds ABRSM and Trinity College of London graded examination certificates on piano, violin and voice. Clare was the Deputy Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) from 2011-2017. She is now an associate professor and the Chief Editor of the Scopus and Web of Science indexed Malaysian Journal of Music. She is also the Southeast Asian Musical Traditions theme chair of SEADOM and the International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM) national liaison officer. Her research interests include issues of heritage, education, nationalism, tourism, postmodernism and digitalisation in music. She has won several innovative education awards and published on Chinese and indigenous Orang Asli music.






How to Cite

Chan, C. S. C. (2021). Editorial. Malaysian Journal of Music, 10(1), iii-iv. https://doi.org/10.37134/mjm.vol10.1.7.2021