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Department Activities : Music Outreach Programme: Gongan Series (2023)

The Gongan series comprises lectures, workshops or talk sessions that focuses on enhancing knowledge in research and methods for graduate studies. The series will focus on music-related studies including Ethnomusicology, Music Therapy, Soundscape, Music Education, Musicology, Music Technology and others.

This is an online series. Fee for local/international participant: RM50/USD12 per session.


Gongan Session 1

14 March 2023 
Tuesday
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m 

 

Ethnography in Ethnomusicology  

Associate Professor Dr. Clare Chan Suet Ching

Synopsis
The session discusses ethnography in the Ethnomusicology discipline. It examines concepts such as cultural relativism, ethnocentrism, participant observation, bimusicality, emic and ethic, “thick and “thin” research and positionality. It also provides knowledge on ethics in fieldwork, as well as how to prepare for fieldwork.  

Biodata
Clare Suet Ching Chan is an associate professor of Ethnomusicology at the Music Department of the Faculty of Human Ecology at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Clare graduated with a PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (2010). She is a recipient of the  Fulbright Scholarship (2005-2007), Asia–Pacific Graduate Fellowship in Ethnomusicology (2005-2007), and East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship (2008-2010)


Gongan Session 2

28 March 2023 

Tuesday

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

 

Ethnographic Audio Field Recording Hardware and Peripherals 

Dr. Ahmad Faudzi Musib

Synopsis 

This sessions delves into approaches to ethnographic audio field recording hardware and peripherals that form sound recording under current conditions of widespread electro-acoustic enforcement applied to oral history, and musical instruments traditionally played in rural or communal settings in their unique sound environments. The exchange of methodologies and technical possibilities can contribute to high-quality audio preservation that includes diverse sound perspectives.

Biodata 

Ahmad Faudzi Musib has been a senior lecturer at the UPM Music Department since 2009. He received his Bachelor of Music (Music Synthesis) from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and his Master of Music (Electronic /Computer Music Emphasis) from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. He was teaching various roles at the Ocean Institute of Audio Technology, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Mulitimedia Universiti and ASWARA as well. He also has extensive experience as a musician (guitarist) and sound designer. He earned his Ph.D. in Sound Ecology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Ahmad Faudzi Musib is the International Association of Sound and Audio-visual Archives (IASA) technical and education committee and an ICTM member.


 Gongan Session 3 

11 April 2023 

Tuesday

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

 

Music, Health and Well-being: A Research Perspective 

Dr. Indra Selvarajah  

Synopsis 

The music therapy field is expanding rapidly into new research, clinical areas  and interdisciplinary fields. Music, health and well-being is the overarching descriptor that straddles professional music therapy practice all the way to music in medicine as well as music as medicine.  This session presents a theoretical quadrant model, that straddles the vast scope of music, health and well-being both in clinical and everyday contexts, focusing on salutogenic as well as diagnostic approaches. Students of this session will learn how to apply the theoretical model into their music research in the interest of promoting health and well-being through music.

Biodata

Indra Selvarajah is Malaysia’s first PhD qualified Music Therapist, and teaches Music Therapy, Music in Child Development, Music in Special Education, Psychology and Sociology of Music, Medical Music Therapy, Music Management at the UPM Department of Music, Faculty of Human Ecology. She is the Founding President of the Malaysian Music Therapy Association, Vice-President of the Malaysian Society for Music in Medicine, current Chair of the Global Crises Intervention Commission for the World Federation of Music Therapy, and a committee member for the International Association for Music in Medicine Strategic Development and Finance Committee. 


 Gongan Session 4

9 May 2023 

Tuesday

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

 

Compositional Research, Writing, Analysis and Issues in Music 

Dr. Camellia M. Razali

Synopsis  

Composers in academic institutions are increasingly required to describe their activities in terms of ‘research’ – formulating ‘research questions’, ‘research narratives’, ‘aims’ and ‘outcomes’. Research plans and funding applications require one to specify the nature of the original contribution that will be made by a piece of music, even before it is composed. These requirements lead to an emphasis on collaborative work, technology, and superficial novelty of format. This session will introduce and discuss several compositional research topics as well as how to approach writing and analysis issues related to research in music composition.

Biodata 

Camellia Siti Maya Mohamed Razali received her PhD in Music Composition from the University of Bristol and her MA in Music Composition from the University of Salford. Her interest in music composition lies in composing for contemporary acoustic, orchestral, chamber and vocal music which, are inspired by Asian nuance and Western European music combined through transcultural contemporary ideas. Her research concerns are with addressing through music, the possibilities and questions raised by music and text, colliding and interacting in cultures of today’s world.


Gongan Session 5 

23 May 2023 

Tuesday

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

 

 

Research Design in Music-based Interventional Study 

Dr. Ang Mei Foong

Synopsis 

Interventional study designs are commonly used in the field of music therapy research and music education research to evaluate the effects of music related to either music-based therapeutic agents or new educational protocols. Interventional studies are also regarded as experimental research, where researchers intervene at some points of the study and compare results before and after an intervention. This session will provide an introductory overview of interventional study and explore several research designs that are commonly used in the field of music research. 

Biodata

Ang Mei Foong is an active researcher in the field of voice rehabilitation, her research works investigate the effects of singing on people with Parkinson’s Disease and she is currently developing a music-based framework for Long Covid-19 symptom rehabilitation as well as evaluating the effects of this framework on Long Covid-19 patients. 


 Gongan Session 6

6 June 2023 

Tuesday

10:00 a.m -12:00 p.m

 

Theories of Children Development In Research

Dr. Indra Selvarajah

Synopsis 

Theories of child development provide a systematic approach to researching children's growth and behaviour. They are needed to strengthen any form of music research involving children. There are several developmental theories that have been applied into music research which provide an understanding of what the innate and environmental conditions are that influence children’s music learning success. These theories offer insight about how the musical behaviours of children can be stimulated, sustained, and enhanced. This workshop introduces participants to several influential developmental theories that have been introduced into musical settings with an aim to equip student researchers with basic knowledge of theories of child development that can be integrated into their research work.

Biodata

Indra Selvarajah is Malaysia’s first PhD qualified Music Therapist, and teaches Music Therapy, Music in Child Development, Music in Special Education, Psychology and Sociology of Music, Medical Music Therapy, Music Management at the UPM Department of Music, Faculty of Human Ecology. She is the Founding President of the Malaysian Music Therapy Association, Vice-President of the Malaysian Society for Music in Medicine, current Chair of the Global Crises Intervention Commission for the World Federation of Music Therapy, and a committee member for the International Association for Music in Medicine Strategic Development and Finance Committee. 


Gongan Session 7

20 June 2023

Tuesday

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

 

 

Participatory Action Research in Applied Ethnomusicology

Associate Professor Dr. Clare Chan Suet Ching

Synopsis

In recent decades, Ethnomusicologists have begun to advocate for the sustainability of musical heritages through applied ethnomusicology. This session presents the different approaches utilized by ethnomusicologists such as participatory approach, participatory action research, bottom up, inclusivity, ownership and collaboration between researcher and culture bearers.

Biodata

Clare Suet Ching Chan is an associate professor of Ethnomusicology at the Music Department of the Faculty of Human Ecology at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Clare graduated with a PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (2010). She is a recipient of the  Fulbright Scholarship (2005-2007), Asia–Pacific Graduate Fellowship in Ethnomusicology (2005-2007), and East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship (2008-2010)


 Gongan Session 8

 04 July 2023

Tuesday

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

 

Visualise Your Data for Storytelling in Music Research 

Dr. Chow Ow Wei 

Synopsis 

Data and information visualisation is a rising trend in interdisciplinary studies since the last decade. This crash course aims to expose learners in this new area, as well as how communicative graphics created by using quantitative and qualitative data can make an impact to a scholarly presentation. A special emphasis is designated in storytelling that relies on ethnographic field data processed through data analysis from which narratives can be delivered with increasing effectiveness. Learners will expect to see how common software can be used to produce data and information visualisation effectively and scientifically. 

Biodata 

Chow Ow Wei is a senior lecturer in Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is actively engaged in academic research that focuses on cultural musicology, virtual ethnography and visual anthropology. He has contributed numerous articles on wide-ranging topics from Buddhism-related music to popular music, popular culture and online media, and has cultivated vast research interests in areas related to music, culture, humanity, religiosity, interdisciplinarity as well as the scientific ways of knowing. 

Updated:: 03/07/2023 [aspah.kasim]

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