Biography of Editors

Clare Suet Ching Chan

Clare Suet Ching Chan is the Chief Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Music (MJM) since 2015. She has published in journals such as Asian Music Journal, Pertanika Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH), Tirai Panggung and the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development. Clare has also reviewed for the British Journal of Music Education (BJME), Asian Music Journal, Wacana Seni, Pertanika JSSH, Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts (MJPVA) and Jurnal Pendidikan Malaysia. She is the main author of four folktale and music books of the Semai indigenous community in Malaysia, which won the gold award in 2015 International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by the Institute of Higher Learning (PECIPTA2015). Clare also co-authored the Folk Tunes of Malaysia for Violin Beginners, which obtained a bronze award in the 2018 Malaysia Technology Exposition (MTE).

Zaharul Lailiddin Saidon is an associate professor of Music Education at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Tanjong Malim, Malaysia, where he teaches courses in music education and marching band techniques. Zaharul was the dean of the Faculty of Music & Performing Arts at the university from 2013-2019. He received his undergraduate degree in music from Southern Illinois University, USA and master's degree in education from the University of Houston, Texas, USA. Zaharul is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Association for Music Education (M.A.M.E.). In addition, he is also one of the founding members of the Malaysia Band Association and has held the position of president for two terms. As a certified Drum Corps Europe judge, Zaharul has regularly been invited as an adjudicator at the local and international marching band and wind orchestra festivals and competitions.

Made Mantle Hood

Made Mantle Hood serves on the international advisory board of the Malaysian Journal of Visual and Performing Arts (Universiti Malaya), the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Culture Research (Chulalongkorn University) and both the Mudra Journal Seni Budaya and Lekesan Interdisciplinary Journal of Asia Pacific Arts (Institut Seni Indonesia). He is senior editor of the Malaysian Journal of Music (UPSI). He is also co-editor of the edited volumes Music, Ethics and the Community (2015) and Music and Mind (2015) both with UPM Press. Since 2012, he has been principal reviewer for articles published in the journals Musicology Australia, Wacana Seni, MJM, MJVPA and JUCR.

Shahanum Mohd. Shah

Shahanum Md Shah's research interest are prinarily in the areas of teaching and learning music, assessment in music, psychology of music and the Malay gamelan. Shahanum reviews for several journals including the Malaysian Journal of Music, Pertanika, The International Journal of Arts, Culture and Heritage (iJACH) Electronic Journal, Wacana Seni, Global Science & Technology Forum Journal of Music, Jurnal Pendidikan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Tirai Panggung Universiti Malaya and The European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She has also served as reviewer for conference proceedings such as the International Society for Music Education and Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research. Shahanum has published in the music education field as author and co-author in journals and books including the International Journal for Music Education, Malaysian Journal of Music, Music Education Research, International Journal of Learning and Teaching and has also co-edited the book Perspectives in Music Education.

LaVerne de la Peña

LaVerne de la Peña PhD, sits on the editorial board of the Musika Jornal for which he served as editor-in-chief of several volumes. He was also editor of the book anthology Mga Awiting Bayan Para sa Korong Pilipino as well as the NAMCYA Philippine Music Anthology, vols 1 & 2. His articles are include in the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Arts as well as the upcoming book Saysay Himig: A Source Book on Philippine Music History. As a composer, his works have been published under The Pilgrim Press. Dr. de la Pena is currently the dean of the University of the Philippines College of Music and director of the UP Center for Enthnomusicology.

Loo Fung Chiat

Since 2007, Loo has presented research papers in both national and international conferences, and has publised articles in reputable journals such as Asian Theatre Journal, Pertanika Social Sciences and Humanities (JSSH) and Medical Problem of Performing Artists (MPPA). She also reviewed articles for Pertanika (JSSH), Malaysian Music Journal (MMJ) and book chapters for UPM Press. Her book publication includes 'Butterfly Lovers: Score and music' (2013). She was also the co-editor for 'An Analysis of Schoenberg's and Messiaen's Selected Solo Piano Pieces' (2012).

Toh Lai Chee

Toh Lai Chee is recognised as the writer for the northen zone Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in the Direktori Penulis Utara in 2015. She has published in journals such as International Journal of Education and Research, Malaysian International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, Malaysian Music Journal, Wacana Seni, Jurnal Pendidikan GERAK, Jurnal Teknologi Pendidikan, and co-published reports for UNESCO. She headed the panel in writing the Arts in Education module for teacher educators in the Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia and is also the chief coordinator of the Jurnal Penyelidikan Tindakan Muzik. Lai Chee also reviewed for Malaysian Journal of Music and Jurnal TEMPAWAN. She also co-authored the book Kreativiti dalam Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Muzik and contributed materials on Boria theatre in The music of Malaysia: Classical, Folk and Syncretic.