Dr. Indra V. Selvarajah is the founding president of the Malaysian Music Therapy Association (MMTA) and first PhD qualified music therapist in Malaysia (NICU certified). She graduated with her Masters Equivalency in Music Therapy & Doctorate from Florida State University, USA, as a Malaysian government sponsored scholar. A music therapy lecturer and academician based at University Putra Malaysia (UPM) for the past 17 years, Dr. Indra teaches courses in music therapy, music psychology, music and child development, music in special education and music in older adults’ care.
Dr. Indra is a passionate advocate for equipping and empowering the local community through music, and helmed the organization of the 2015 Music Therapy & Autism Seminar, the 2016 Malaysia Music Cares Music Therapy Conference, and most recently the 2019 Music Heals: From Tradition to Medical Innovation music & medicine conference, upon the invitation of the Malaysian Society of Music in Medicine (MSMM). She also conducts the Forever Young University of the Third Age (U3A) Choir for the Malaysian Institute of Ageing Research and has set up several medical music therapy programmes in local government hospitals.