Yong Chee Foon
President - Choral Directors' Association (Singapore)
Yong Chee Foon is an accomplished conductor in Singapore. A pianist by training, his passion for choral music developed when he first joined the Victoria Junior College Choir and then, the Victoria Chorale.
He first graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy. After several years in the financial sector, he moved on to pursue his passion - Choral art - and obtained an ATCL in Voice from Trinity College, London. In 2016, he graduated with a Masters in Music (Choral Conducting) from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
Currently the conductor of several school choirs in Singapore, his choirs have performed well in the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging of Choirs, achieving several Gold and Gold with Honours awards. His choirs have also ventured overseas to participate in several international competitions where they received numerous accolades with Gold and Silver medals. In 2013, he was awarded a Distinction for Conductor Award at the 4th International Krakow Choir Festival in Poland.
He desires to inspire young singers, through choral music education, to live life with passion and achieve excellence in all aspects of life whilst remaining appreciative to all who have made a difference to them.
Chee Foon is the conductor of the following choirs:
NTU Choir Alumni
Xinmin Alumni Choir
School Choirs under his direction:
Bukit Panjang Government High School Choir
The Fairfield Choir
Hwa Chong Institution High School Choir
National Junior College Senior High Choir
Nanyang Technological University Choir
Ngee Ann Secondary School Choir