Dr. Jackie Chooi-Theng Lew
Jackie Chooi-Theng Lew is Associate Professor in Music Education at Salisbury University. She teaches courses in music education, including music for children, music for the classroom teacher, general music methods, global music traditions, multicultural issues in music education and practicum and supervision of student teachers. Her interests include the study of children’s music and music-making behaviors, their musical perception and cognition and their socialization through music. She has cognate areas in world music and ethnomusicology, sociological foundations of music education and research methods.
Lew is co-author of Games Children Sing: Malaysia (2006, Alfred Publishing) and producer of the accompanying compact disc recording Malaysia: Malay, Chinese and Tamil-Indian Children’s Songs and Lore (2006). Her scholarly work has been published in Music Educators Journal and Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education. She has designed and contributed iconic listening maps to Making Music (Scott Foresman/Silver Burdett); and contributed transcriptions of Latin American folk songs in Canciones de America Latina: De Su Origen en La Escuela (Author: Patricia Campbell)
Lew has presented research and conducted workshop clinics at professional conferences in Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Taiwan and the United States. Her professional affiliations include the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA), College Music Society (CMS), Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM), and International Society of Music Education (ISME).
She holds a Diploma of Music from La Salle-SIA College of the Arts (Singapore), B.A. from Kingston University (London, U.K.), M.A. and a Ph.D. from University of Washington (Seattle, U.S.A.). Her biography appears in Who’s Who Among American Teachers.
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