Dr. Zechariah Goh

Dr. Zechariah Goh

Dr. Zechariah Goh

As a Senior lecturer of composition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, a composer of music ranging from choir, symphonic band, wind ensemble, chamber music to large scale orchestral works, Zechariah Goh Toh Chai has carefully fused South East Asian-Chinese with Western traditions. In 1999, he received the David and Gunda Hiebert Scholarship award to work on his Master of Piano from University of Kansas, during which he was appointed as a graduate assistant by the university to teach undergraduate music theory. Zechariah ‘s 2018 commissions include, Kaohsiung chamber choir, Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong, Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, and the 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition compulsory piece, Hong Kong 

Before embarking on his studies in the United States, he was a familiar face in the local music scene, teaching bands and choirs in Singapore. He was a lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, specializing in Composition, Orchestration, Aural and Sight Singing, and Choir since July 2002. Zechariah Goh is also an active speaker at International music conferences such as the WASBE, ISME, APSME, and etc. He was also invited to judge international choral and Band  competition such as the Voyage of Songs, and Taiwan Band Director’s Association’ Band Competition and etc. For his artistic excellence in the field of music, Zechariah was conferred the Young Artist Award (Music) in September 2003 by the National Arts Council, Singapore. The award was presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore at Istana. Zechariah was awarded the Artistic Excellence Award from the Composers and authors Society of Singapore in 2013. Zechariah Goh was also presented with the distinguished Alumni medal from NAFA in 2014