Dr. Ramona Mohd. Tahir

Dr. Ramona Mohd. Tahir

Dr. Ramona Mohd. Tahir

Associate Professor Dr. Ramona Mohd. Tahir received her Ph.D from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois under the supervision of Bennett Reimer. Her current portfolio includes member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Conferences Standing Committee and Nominations Committee; board member of the Asia Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research; secretary of the South East Asia Directors of Music association; panel assessor and institutional auditor with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); Yamaha Higher Grade Examiner and president of the Malaysian Association for Music Education (MAME). She is actively involved in school music activities in Malaysia and has contributed to the Malaysian music scene by organizing numerous public concerts, workshops, and seminars including the GLOMUS2015 and APSMER2017 conferences. In 2006 she was chair of the Conference Organizing Group of the 27th International Society for Music Education World Conference in Kuala Lumpur – to date, the only ISME world conference held in South East Asia. She has presented keynote, plenary, and papers as well as served as a panelist at music and music education conferences in Russia, Mozambique, Australia, China, Thailand, Tanzania, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, and Malaysia. Dr. Ramona has significant experience as an academic administrator, having served in positions such as head of department, programme coordinator, coordinator of international relations, deputy dean (academic) and Dean of Universiti Teknologi MARA’s (UiTM) Faculty of Music from 2012 till 2017. She is currently attached to the Department of Music Education at UiTM and is director of UiTM’s Center for Music Advocacy and Academie Muzika. Among the courses she teaches at the university are Music Education in Malaysia, Music Management and Supervision, Curriculum Development/Design in Music Education, Fundamentals of Music Education, as well as History and Philosophy of Music Education.