As a first-class honours recipient, Ch’ng Le Hui shared that her time at IMus was life changing.
“My peers were so welcoming, and the faculty was always enthusiastically supporting students with incredible opportunities to partake at performances, masterclass, and competitions across the university.”
She then added, “It is hard to express in words how amazing it is to be a part of the community, and I believe I had the best four years of my life. Thank you so much IMus!”
Quek Shio Yee pursed her foundation studies and undertook a bachelor’s degree at the UCSI Institute of Music.
“Although I was classically trained growing up, I have learned so much from the Contemporary Music programme. The best part of the journey for me was the wonderful people I met from whom I have learned some of the most valuable lessons in life. I am forever thankful.”
Currently a piano instructor in Indonesia, Nyoman Giovani is attached to the Yamaha Music School in Palembang. Nyoman shared how she has gained so much valuable experiences in her university days at UCSI University. From organisational skills, teaching methods, new knowledge, and the act of performing.
She added, “IMus lecturers really cares about their students’ progress. My journey with UCSI Institute of Music was definitely an honourable experience.”
Momo spent three years at UCSI Institute of Music and shared that the time spent has not only made him a better musician, but also shaped him into a better person.
“I am very thankful that all my lecturers are supportive in making sure that I realise my full potential through hands-on experience and guidance for my future career. “ Momo is also a winner of multiple jazz competitions.
Lim Kwan Yee is a Year 1 Classical Music degree student at UCSI University. She has won multiple awards at International Piano competitions.
“IMus has given me a fresh perspective on applying my practical musical knowledge that I have learned so far, and I have been inspired to delve further into my musical interests and at the same time discover new ones. Most importantly, being here gives me a sense of community and unified dedication with my peers, and I look forward to finishing the rest of my musical expedition here at UCSI Institute of Music.”
Alton is one of our first-class honours recipient and an alumnus of the US Department of State Global UGRAD Exchange Program. To him, he believes that IMus offers the most comprehensive music degree program in Malaysia. He mentioned how he could be learning bebop tunes and rehearsing symphonies in the same day, watching jaw-dropping recitals by renowned visiting musicians within the week, making music with the stellar faculty the next, while working on projects till the break of dawn with some of his closest friends!
Chloe is a degree student at the renowned Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. She recently shared her experiences of studying at UCSI Institute of Music and mentioned it has truly been an eye-opening experience.
Here is more of what Chloe has to say as a former IMus student, “I went from not understanding music theory and ear training, to being able to apply them in my day-to-day playing today. With the increase of my musical knowledge and expanded circle of musical peers, my interest in music has grown tremendously.”
Currently the Founder and Principal of Artistar Music Academy, the UCSI Institute of Music has allowed him to explore his current musical interests in greater depth and numerous performing opportunities as a contemporary violinist. Brace also mentioned that his years with UCSI University and the supportive group of educators, as well as staffs were truly the best and one that he will always cherish!