Associate Professor of Music Education
Area Chair, Music Education
Ph.D., Kent State University M.M., B.A., University of Akron
Dr. Loong, a native Malaysian Chinese, has completed all levels in Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk and is certified in both of these methods. Before coming to the University of Hawaii, Dr. Loong taught music in the public schools of Malaysia; and at Baldwin-Wallace College, OH.
She has presented at local (Cleveland Orff-Chapter, Hawai`i Islands - Kaua`i, Maui, Oahu, Big Island, New York City Orff-Chapter, Hawai`i Orff-Schulwerk Chapter, NOCKA, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, The University of Akron, The University of Hawa`i), state (HAEYC, HMEA, LCCC, MMEA, OAEYC, OMEA, Peak-Arts Association, Boulder, CO, WMEA), regional (MENC, MKMEA), national (Suzuki National Conference, MENC, OAKE, AOSA), and international (ISME, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing) conferences. Dr. Loong has also presented internationally in Korea (Korea Music Education Society Conference), Malaysia (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris), and a series of Early Childhood Music workshops in China (Beijing, Changsha, Guiyang, Inner Mongolia, Kaifeng, Nanjing, Shandong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian, Xinjiang, Yiwu and Yunnan).
As a researcher, Dr. Loong has presented at the MENC poster session, the Early Childhood Music Conference at Michigan State University, the Desert Sky Research Symposium at Arizona State and the Symposium for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC. Her research on early childhood and elementary music has been published in several leading journals (Bulletin of the International Kodaly Society, Early Childhood Connections, Early Childhood Spotlight - MENC, Kodaly Envoy, Perspectives - ECMMA, Triad and Orff Echo).
Currently, Dr. Loong serves as Chair of the Music Education Area at the University of Hawai`i, President of the Hawai`i Music Education Association, a member of the Editorial Board of the Orff Echo, a Reviewer for the Malaysian Music Journal, and a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Active Music Making in General Music Teacher Education. She was the past Conference Chair of HMEA and past Chair of the AOSA Research Committee. Dr. Loong is the Director of the Bambini, Stellini and Angeli Ensembles for the Hawaiian Youth Opera Chorus. In 2012, Dr. Loong was awarded as the outstanding music education alumni from the University of Akron where she completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
For more information, please visit Dr. Loong's personal homepage: http://cyloong.com/