Music Director, Vocal Teacher
Dr Wong Su Sun was the first Singaporean soprano to have won the International Donizetti Opera Competition in 1998 at Bergamo, Italy. Her other awards including The Young Artiste of the Year at Austin Lyric Opera; San Angelo Young Artiste Vocal Competition; USA’s NAT’s Texoma Region Competition; International French Songs’ Competition in Southern France; South-East-Asia Vocal Competition; Singapore Malaysia Vocal Competition; and Singapore National Music Competition. She has sung opera roles, concerts, oratorios with orchestras and choirs in Singapore and abroad. As an outstanding soprano, she was appointed officially to perform at Singapore Season! overseas.
She obtained her Doctorate, Master and Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy from the University of Texas at Austin. She studied voice and music at Guildhall school of Music and Drama at London, UK and spent a year studying Italian operatic singing at Verona, Italy. She holds the L.R.S.M and F.T.C.L in Piano Performance Diplomas. 2014, she became a certified Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher from Institute of Jaques Dalcroze Education in Pennsylvania under the influential tutelage Mr. John Stevenson.
Dr. Wong is a sort after master teacher in voice training for vocal performance and voice pedagogy for soloists and choirs. Her outstanding young students have won numerous international awards and selected to perform at national events. Her extensive experience in adjudicating, presenting, and teaching at festivals, competitions, workshops, talks, courses, conferences, and schools led her to work in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, and USA.
Dr. Wong was the Artistic Director of Singapore Lyric Opera where she also conducted the SLO’s Adult opera chorus, children’s chorus, and young opera artistes’ program. Her other former conducting posts including National University of Singapore Society Choir, Singapore Press Holding Chinese Choir, Nanyang Technology University Choir, and OperAsia Children’s Choir. She is currently the Music Director of National Theatre Children’s Choir.
She has worked as a lecturer at Schreiner College (Kerville, Texas); Raffles College of Music (Singapore), and as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China. She is now a faculty at University of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Music Conservatory; Singapore University of Social Science’s Music Education Program; and LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore.
Dr. Wong was a recipient of several grants from Singapore National Arts Council (NAC) for her training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Voice. She is an NAC appointed Artist-Mentor to nurture music teachers in schools. 2017, she was invited to be a master teacher for COMPASS vocal scholarship winners’ term one training program. 2013, she received the Meritorious Award from COMPASS for her outstanding contribution to the Singapore arts scenes.