Monday, January 15, 2007

MY CV

CURRICULUM VITAE
JOHAMI ABDULLAH, D.N.S., A.N.S., P.J.K.

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

Name: Johami bin Abdullah @ Joe Chelliah

Address: 232, Jalan Angsana 5/2, Taman Pinggiran Golf, 70400
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus,
West Malaysia.


Other Info

Mobile: + 6012 3951168 or 019 6609427
Tel +606771850 (Home) +606 771845 (Fax)
E-mail : njec@tm.net.my
Website: http://www.njec.com.my/
Blog : www.joechelliah.blogspot.com


Maritul Status : Married
Nationality: Malaysian
Race: Malaysian Indian(Tamil)
Religion: Islam
Place of Birth: Muar, Johor
Date of Birth: Januari 28, 1944
Age: 64

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

QUALIFICATION & INSTITUTION

MUSIC

Master of Arts ( Music Education) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 1987
Bachelor of Arts (Music Education) University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, 1986
Gred 8 ABRSM Music, London Belajar Sendiri - 1979
Specialist Teacher Certification ( Muzik) Specialist Teachers College,K.L., Malaysia – 1976

BASIC

SPM Bahasa Malaysia ( Credit) Taken on my own - 1971
Malaysian Teacher’s Certificate Ministry of Education
Overseas School Certificate The High School Muar (1959)
Lower Certificate of Education The High School Muar (1957)

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Malay Functional ( Spoken and Written)
English : Good (Written and Spoken)
Tamil : Generally Good (Spoken) – Written ( None )

COMPUTER LITERACY

Word Processing, MS, Powerpoint, Excel
Other Software: Music Works, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad

SERVICE RECORD WITH THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT (36 YEARS)

TEACHER TRAINING DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION : 1980 - 1996

Music Lecturer – 16 Years - May 1980 – December 1996

Taught various subjects – Theory, Guitar, Singing, Pedagogy, Choir and Music Appreciation.
Devised a musicality test for the Ministry to administer on potential music teacher candidates at interviews nationwide
Conducted National Day Choir for Independence Day
Conceptualized and headed the Secretariat for a first national conference on tradional musics of Malaysia " Seminar Music Traditional Malaysia" 1990
Was actively involved in the development of the teacher colleges' and national curriculum for music in Malaysian primary schools in 1982.

Positions Held

Head of Music Department, Specialist Teachers’ College,Kuala Lumpur 1996
Music Lecturer, Specialist Teachers’ College,Kuala Lumpur 1980 -95


CLASSROOM TEACHER OF ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, HISTORY, PHYSICAL DUCATION & MUSIC IN VARIOUS MALAYSIAN SCHOOLS IN NEGERI SEMBILAN BETWEEN 1960 AND 1980


GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO MUSIC & MUSIC EDUCATION


1. KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT MUS ED’ 2005
2. PRESENTED PAPER AT MUS ED 2002
3. FOUNDER MEMBER AND PROTEM CHAIR OF MAME
4. PRESIDENT OF MAME 2002 -
5. ACADEMIC ADVISOR TO THE SULTAN IDRIS EDUCATION UNIVERSITY
(UPSI)
6. COMPOSER OF PATRIOTIC, CHILDREN’S AND COMMERCIAL SONGS
7. CONDUCTOR OF MALAYSIAN CHOIR FOR THE COMMONWEALTH
HEADS OF GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE & HARI KEBANGSAAN 1994
10. HEAD OF SECRETARIAT FOR “THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON
TRADITIONAL MUSIC” at MPIK – 1990
12. COUNCIL MEMBER OF COMMITTEE TO REVAMP THE MUSIC
CURRICULUM IN TEACHER COLLEGES IN 1988
13. HAD BEEN ON SEVERAL PANELS FOR JUDGING ASSORTED MUSICAL
COMPETITIONS ON STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS INCLUDING TV
SHOWS.
14. WROTE A SERIES OF 15 BI-WEEKLY ARTICLES ON MALAYSIAN MUSIC
IN MALAYSIAN POPULAR NEWSPAPER “ THE STRAITS TIMES” IN THE
COLUMN “MUSICALLY SPEAKING” BETWEEN 1989 AND 1990.

15. WRITTEN ARTICLES IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS - THE IOWA
MUSIC EDUCATOR( A Malaysian Music Educator Returns Home” AND
“ Music Education In Malaysia” in the University of Colorado’s journal - THE
QUARTERLY, March 1990.

16. AUTORED A BOOK ENTITLED PENDIDIKAN MUZIK SEMASA
("CONTEMPORARY MUSIC EDUCATION” ) AND PUBLISHED BY THE
DEWAN BAHASA DAN PUSTAKA (THE LITERARY AGENCY OF THE
GOVERNMENT ) - REMAINS TILL TODAY AS THE ONLY SUCH
ACADEMIC REFERENCE BOOK AUTHORED BY AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE
MALAY LANGUAGE FOR MUSIC EDUCATION PER SE AND A SOLE
RESOURCE FOR ALL MUSIC EDUCATION TEACHERS

17. WAS A MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR A MALY MOVIE “RAJA LAUT” IN 1991


MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS - COMMERCIALLY RECORDED BETWEEN 1965 AND 2005

Lagu Ku Ini
Di Lamun Rindu
Idaman Hati
Kasih Ibu
Oh Abang
Kanda Yang Ku Puja
Dewa Hati Saya
Bahagia Kan Menjelang
Dalam Renungan Ku
Sejahtera Pahang DM
Jalan Hidup Mu
Irama Ria
Hilang Di Kabus Malam
Melarat
Musnahlah Harapan
Apa Salah Ku
Mari Kita Ke Taman
Oh Abang
Cinta Pertama
Pertiwi Ku Pahang DM
Alam Remaja
Oh Ibu
Darah Sama Merah
Oh Selangor

COMPOSITION OF CHILDRENS’, PATRIOTIC AND RELIGIOUS SONGS


Pantai Teluk Kemang
Malaysia Yang Ku Puja
Petaling Jaya
Pulau Langkawi
Oh Selangor
Lembah Budi
Dalam Diri – Nasyid
Jalan Yang Benar

AWARDS CONFERRED BY THE SULTAN (RULER) OF NEGERI SEMBILAN 1. PINGAT JASA KEBAKTIAN
1. P.J.K. 1995
2. AHLI SETIA NEGERI SEMBILAN – A.N.S. – 2000
3. DARJAH SETIA NEGERI SEMBILAN – D.N.S. - 2004


INVOLVEMENT IN NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS.

1. MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION -PRESIDENT 2002 -

2. MALAYSIAN MUSIC COUNCIL - COUNCIL MEMBER - 2003 -

3. MALAYSIAN ACADEMY FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY (AIMM) - HONORARY MEMBER

4. MUSIC AUTHORS’ COPYRIGHT PROTECTION (MACP) - FOUNDER MEMBER

6. THE KIWANIS CLUB OF SEREMBAN - MEMBER 2002 - ( Was Hon. Secretary 2003 -2004)

7. THE NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS - 1966 - 1976 ( School Rep. and State Ex-Co)

8. THE BROADCASTING MINISTRY OF MALAYSIA’S PANEL ON MUSIC
INDUSTRY AFFAIRS - 1994

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES IN MAGAZINES AND NEWPAPERS


“ A Malaysia Music Educator Returns Home”, Iowa Music Educator, Iowa, USA, Sept. 1987 .

“ Music Education in Malaysia”, The Quarterly, University of Northern Colorado, USA. March 1991.

MORE THAN 40 ARTICLES IN THE NEW STRAITS TIMES AND THE STAR SINCE 1987 TILL NOW

A SAMPLING OF THE ARTICLES WRITTEN AS BELOW:


1. The Negative Effects of Too Loud Music
2. Reviving Interest in The Graceful Zapin
3. Broadcasting a Fairer Mix
4. Let’s Not Turn A Deaf Year To “ Music Pollution”
5. Loud Music Only Serves to Aggravate Stress
6. A True Scholar Should Be Well Rounded
7. Back To Basics to Stop the Mental Decay
8. All’s not well with Our Youth
9. Do more research on P. Ramlee
10. All Round Education Solution to Ills
11. Use R&D Findings to Tackle Nation’s Social Ills
12. We Need To Focus on Liberal Arts too
13. Underage M-Cyclists Menace
14. Tackle Social Ills Comprehensively
15. Don’t Rely Entirely on Final Year Exams
16. Setting Music Education On A Higher Scale
17. Not Music To Anyone’s Years
18. Who Cares?
19. Correct The Over Correction
20. Bring Back the Fun To Kids
21. Talent or Comedy Search Shows?
22. Educational Innovations & Woes
23. Lamentations of a Retired Music Educator
24. Too Loud and Too Much Music Is No Good
25. Music Programs on TV
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ACADEMIC RESOURCE BOOK - PENDIDIKAN MUZIK SEMASA PUBLISHED BY DEWAN BAHASA & PUSTAKA 1993 DAN 2ND. ED.1995

5.. UNPUBLISHED THESIS: A PHILOSOPHY AND RATIONALE FOR MUSIC
EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA FROM AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE”
SUMMER, 1987 – SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF DR. STEVEN HEDDEN.

MUSICAL EXPERIENCE & INSTRUMENTS PLAYED

PERCUSSION – Drum, Bongos, Conga Drums, Timbales
ELECTRIC GUITAR - Lead and Bass
PIANO
ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS
MUSIC PROGRAMMING AND SEQUENCING
SANG IN THE UNIVERSITY CHORALE OF UNI. OF IOWA AS A TENOR
4 COMMERCIAL ALBUMS - Roziah Latif & The Jayhawkers - 1965 - 1968 ; BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR SABAH FILEM MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS
MUSIC COMPOSER AND DIRECTOR FOR A MALAY MOVIE “RAJA LAUT” ( KING OF THE SEAS)
COMPOSED NATIONAL DAY SONG IN 1994

AS MUSIC EDUCATION CONSULTANT

ACADEMIC ADVISOR TO THE SULTAN IDRIS EDUCATION UNIVERSITY – 2001 -

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JOE CHELLIAH @ JOHAMI ABDULLAH said...

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yun said...

hi, Mr Johami Abdullah. I got ur name from a book . The articles that they cite is "Music Education in Malaysia: An overview," from the Quarterly 1, no.4. i would like to ask you, where can i get this article? can i get it from you, or is there any way for me to get it?
ya, my name is yunshi. from johor bahru. i m now studying Master in Music Education in Taiwan. I m goin to do a research on malaysia primary school textbook and focus on multiculturalism topic. so, i would like to get more information from you if you would like to help me^^ it is amazing and happy to c your name on the book that recommended by ISME. thank you very much for ur help and to read my notes here. ^^
here is my contact,
yunshilee@gmail.com

hope that i can get ur reply soon^^

wish
healthy
happy

yunshi

JOE CHELLIAH @ JOHAMI ABDULLAH said...

Dear Yunshi,

I finally found the link @ http://www-usr.rider.edu/~vrme/v16n1/visions/win7