Chet-Yeng Loong, PhD

Professor of Music, Area Chair, Music Education
University of Hawai`i, Mānoa, Hawai’i

  • PhD, Kent State University
  • MM, BA, University of Akron

Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, a native Malaysian Chinese, is currently a professor of music education at the University of Hawai`i. Before beginning her current position, Dr. Loong taught music in the public schools of Malaysia and at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. She has completed all levels of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education and is certified in the Kodály Method.


Dr. Loong has presented at local (the Greater Area Cleveland Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA), Hawai`i Islands – Kaua`i, Maui, Oahu, Big Island, New York City Chapter of AOSA, Hawai`i Orff Schulwerk Association Chapter, NOCKA, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, East-West Center, Hawai`i, Kent State University, University of Akron, University of Hawai`i), state (HAEYC, HMEA, LCCC, MMEA, NAFSA, OAEYC, OMEA, Peak-Arts Association, Boulder, Colorado, WMEA), regional (MENC/NAfME, MKMEA), national (Suzuki National Conference, MENC/NAfME, OAKE, AOSA), and international (ISME, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing) conferences. She has also presented in Korea (Gyeongin National University of Education, Korea Music Education Society Conference, Seoul National University of Education), Malaysia (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Universiti Teknologi MARA, University Malaysia Sabah, Big Apple Edu World), and Taiwan (Taiwan Orff-Schulwerk Association), and has written and facilitated a series of early childhood music workshops in China (Beijing, Changsha, Chifeng, Guiyang, Kaifeng, Nanjing, Shandong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Urumqi, Xian, Yiwu, and Yunnan).


Dr. Loong’s focus areas are early childhood, elementary, and multicultural music. As a researcher, she has presented at poster sessions for state and national conferences. Her research on early childhood and elementary music has been published in several leading journals such as the Bulletin of the International Kodály Society, Early Childhood Connections, Early Childhood Spotlight – MENC, Kodály Envoy, Malaysia Music Journal, Perspectives – ECMMA, Triad, and The Orff Echo. She has also published multicultural music and phonics books for different learners. 


Currently, Dr. Loong serves on the editorial board of the Korean Journal of Research in Music Education, the Malaysia Music Journal; and is a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Active Music Making in General Music Teacher Education. She is the president of the Hawai`i Orff Schulwerk Association and has also served as president of the Hawai`i Music Educators Association, member of the editorial board of The Orff Echo, and chair of the AOSA Research Committee.


In 2012, Dr. Loong was named the outstanding music education alumni from the University of Akron, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees. Dr. Loong received the 2023 Robert W. Clopton Award for Distinguished Community Service, and was the first Asian invited as a featured presenter at the 2023 American Orff Schulwerk Association Professional Development Conference.



Chinese Biography

龙籍莹博士 美国夏威夷州立大学音乐教育系主任、教授、博士生导师;美国夏威夷音乐教育协会前任主席; 韩国音乐教育研究期刊编委;马来西亚音乐期刊编委,美国AAMM音乐教师教育协会指导委员,美国夏威夷奥尔夫协会主席。曾任美国奥尔夫协会全国期刊编委; 美国奥尔夫协会音乐教育研究委员会主席;美国夏威夷音乐教育大会主席,与前夏威夷歌剧合唱团指挥。





2012年龙博士荣获Akron大学的杰出校友奖。2023年荣获美国夏威夷州立大学杰出教育与显著社会贡献Robert W. Clopton奖。龙教授亦是首位亚裔美国奥尔夫大会特邀讲师,她在2023奥尔夫大会主讲多堂课。


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Wu Lien-teh or Wu Liande (Chinese: 伍連德; 10 March 1879 – 21 January 1960), also known as Goh Lean Tuck and Ng Leen Tuck in Minnan and Cantonese transliteration respectively, was a Malayan physician renowned for his work in public health and particularly, the Manchurian plague of 1910–11. Dr. Wu Lien-teh was a Malaysian physician who invented the first form of surgical masks and fought against plague spread in China (Wikipedia, n.d.) .


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