Committee Member - Choral Directors' Association (Singapore)
Evangeline graduated with both a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in Musicology/Ethnomusicology from the University of Melbourne. The receipient of the Newman College Choral Scholarship, Evangeline was the conductor of the Chinese Music Society Choir at the University of Melbourne in 2003 as well as a singer with the Newman College Choir under the musical directorship of Dr Gary Ekkels from 2003 to 2006. Together with the choir, she gave numerous concerts and festivals during her years as an active performer in Australia. Evangeline also studied the cello, viola da gamba and harpsichord.
Evangeline begun her choral training at the age of 3 when she started singing in her church's children's choir. Since then, her love for choral music blossomed as she developed a keen interest in the art when she went on to sing with Choral Excellence Choirs in her secondary and junior college years. Evangeline's training as a student conductor and pianist during her secondary school choir years earned her valuable experience as she went on to work with school and community choirs soon after.
Evangeline believes that music-making transforms people and changes lives. This has led to her personal philosophy in her teaching where she believes that musical excellence should result a postive influence in the lives of her students.
Since her return to Singapore, Evangeline worked primarily as an accompanist and assistant choir conductor from 2008-2011, and made the transition into full-time conducting in 2012.
Evangeline Tan is the conductor of the following school choirs:
Corporation Primary School Choir
Pioneer Primary School Choir
Jurong West Secondary School Choir
St Hilda's Secondary School Choir