Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Joe Peters (B.Soc. Sci., 71, S'pore.; M.M., 81, UP; PhD., 99, West Aust.)
Full Name: Dr. Joseph E. E. Peters
Mailing Address: 126 Jalan Chempaka Kuning
Tel/Fax: 65-64460979. SKYPE: graduate_class
Past Work
Dr. Peters has had a dual career at the National University of Singapore (1971-2009): first, as one of the prime individuals who developed a large music performance programme (1971-1993), and then as Associate Director of Multimedia services and applications (1993-2009). He has seved as musical director of many organizations including the Singapore Sceneshifters, and was founder and director of the NUS Electronic Music Lab and the NUS Rondalla. Between 192 and 2009 her was Singapore’s representative to many ASEAN music projects including being the Chief-Editor and Director of the “Sonic Orders in ASEAN Musics” field-to-laboratory ethnomusicology project, and the Inaugural Co-Chairman of the ASEAN Korea Traditional Orchestra. Between 2000-2008 he taught a music-elective (Music East and West) at the Singapore Management University, where he designed a Sonic Orders Laboratory and tested the basic principles of his new area of work - Timeline Music Education Library(TMAL Pedagogy). Between 2009 and 2011 he served as External Music Examiner for the University of Wales, and in 2016 he served as External Assessor for Music at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. 

Current Work at Nakhon Phanom University (NE Thailand)
He has joined NPU from October 2017 as a music education specialist to help launch a music department under the Faculty of Education. The Music Department will function from August 2018. He will teach two courses: Timeline Music Annotation Library (TMAL) Pedagogy and Tremolo-Strings using a Heuristic Group Music Pedagogy. He is also teaching English for Thesis and Abstract Writing for Graduate Students at NPU. 

Current Work at Sonic Asia Music Technologies
He is currently the Chief Musicologist of Sonic Asia Music Technologies.   He developed and is extending and expanding music studies in two areas: 1. TMAL pedagogies and technologies. TMAL is the art and science of delivering information (text, audio commentary, graphics, multimedia and internet linkages) to nodes on the sound timeline of the music. This pedagogy is part of his larger work in measuring, monitoring and modeling world sonic environments. TMAL has been the focus of his research for his Masters, Ph.D and Post-Doctoral work. His special mix of skills from his Deal-Career - in Music and AV-IT -  has enabled the development of this technology in music education: 2. Tremolo-Strings - his endeavour to establish this 3rd arm of string music (the others being plucked and bowed) based on his experiences with the Philippines Rondalla. He is Founder of the National University of Singapore Rondalla (Web Link: Currently, he is developing the SingaporeTremolo Strings with newly designed instrument-families Tremolos with 14 and 10 strings and Mandolin-Strings. He developed a Hueristic Group Method for Tremolo music to facilitate performance-based,  and self-paced active music education.

Related Work and Membership in Associations
Singapore Liaison for ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music); Committee Mixte member of RILM (Repertoire International for Music Libraries); Advisor to MusicSG, a digital-music database at the National Library Board in Singapore;a former member of the Arts Resource Panel, National Arts Council of Singapore; and, Advisor to the Singapore Indian Orchestra, Peoples Association of Singapore. He has professional links with ISME (International Society for Music Education); IASA (International Association for Sound and Audio Visual Archives); IAML (International Association for Music Libraries): Laon Laon (Forum for Ethnomusicology Centers), University of the Philippines; APSE (Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology); Latitude 35 South (Argentina). where he is the Asian Coordinator; and the International Rondalla Congress (Philippines).

AV-IT Career
In his AV-IT career, he has published an AV Product Evaluation Measure under the Audio Engineering Society (Web Link: ). It is being used at the National University of Singapore for internal AV product evaluation. In his work as Associate Director of Multimedia at the National University of Singapore, he managed AV-IT services and applications, including the technologies that supported the Singapore-MIT Alliance and a number of specialised medical laboratories. He pioneered the adoption of video conferencing technologies at NUS.

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