Area Chair, Music Education
University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI.
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, Berea, 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.