Kwek-Puah Hwee Khee
Member - Choral Directors' Association (Singapore)
"Mrs Kwek-Puah Hwee Khee is an accomplished Choral Director in Singapore with almost two decades of experience in conducting school and community choirs.
With a strong passion for the choral arts, Hwee Khee has a proven track record in nurturing talent to perform on both the local and international stages. She has led primary and secondary school choirs to numerous accolades in choral festivals and competitions in Singapore and abroad.
Over the years, choirs under her tutelage have garnered close to 20 Gold awards at the Singapore Youth Festival. Under her direction, her choirs have participated in concerts, festivals and competitions overseas including in Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
At the Hong Kong Winter Choral Festival in 2016, the Nanyang Primary choir was accorded the Special Jury Awards for Artistic Expression.
At the 2015 Orientale Concentus VIII, an international musical extravaganza attended by top choral teams in the region, the Gan Eng Seng Primary School choir was awarded a Gold, Category winner and Grand Prix finalist. The choir received a special jury prize for Outstanding Performance of a Singapore work. Hwee Khee also received a Conductor’s Prize for outstanding artistic achievement.
The River Valley Primary School choir achieved a Gold award at the Singapore International Choral Festival in 2015 and was the only Singapore choir in the Grand Prix. The same choir also obtained the highest Gold award of 98 points at the Bratislava Choral Festival in 2011.
Hwee Khee is especially dedicated to working with young voices aged 7 to 12 years and inspiring them to discover the joys of song and music. She exposes her students to diverse musical repertoire so they can explore and experience various styles, rhythms, melodies and harmonies. She incorporates vocal pedagogy to strengthen their singing techniques and encourage creative expression. With a pleasant personality, Hwee Khee is well-liked by her students.
Outside of the school circuit, Hwee Khee is also involved in the community and leads her church choir activities.
Hwee Khee attained a Diploma in Choral Conducting (ALCM) from the London College of Music and achieved a Distinction in Voice from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). She also holds a Grade 8 in Piano and Theory from the ABRSM.