Academic Department

Academic Department

Singapore Raffles Music College prides ourselves in our strong academic team, with years of proven experience in academic teaching, research, curriculum development, and vast knowledge in music.

Mr Wong Yoon Foong

SRMC Academic Director, World Music Studies Lecturer

Master of Music, University of London (The School of Oriental and African Studies), UK
Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Nanyang Technological University (National Institute of Education), Singapore

Wong Yoon Foong is an Ethnomusicologist and a Composer. His research is primarily concerned with the manifestation of identity through musical systems and practices, which has led to research applications as diverse as ethnomusicological publications, the teaching of composition, Classroom instruction of World music, conservation of musical practices, as well as the training of theory and aural musicianship.

Currently the Academic Director of Singapore Raffles Music College, Yoon Foong is also a course developer with the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a member of UNESCO organisations such as International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM) as well as the International Society of Music Education (ISME) and has spoken at the conferences of these organisations. He has also been invited to speak at public lectures and workshops in China as well as in Singapore.

Prior to teaching in a specialised music college, Yoon Foong was a school teacher, where in addition to teaching IB Music and specialised music programmes, he aided the Singapore Teachers’ Academy of the aRts (STAR) to research pedagogical methods and develop teaching resources.

Ms Sheila Ngalimen

SRMC English Lecturer, Academic and Exam Board Member

MBA in Hospitality Management, Queen Margaret University, UK
BSc. in Business Administration (Marketing) University of Wales, Prifysgol Cymru-UK
Diploma of Business Studies, Alexander Institute of Education, Perth, Western Australia
Diploma in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Distinctions, GIG Singapore

Sheila Ngalimen earned an MBA in Hospitality Management, Queen Margaret University. She also acquired the BSc in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Wales, Prifysgol Cymru-UK. and has a Diploma of Business Studies from the Alexander Institute of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Earned Diploma in TESOL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Distinctions).

Sheila heads the English Department and she brings a wealth of experience with her. She has taught in the mainstream schools in Singapore as an Adjunct Teacher, as well as in the International School arena as Assistant Director of Studies.

She has vast experience ranging from working in the corporate world as a Manager to being an educator, mentor and coach. She has also travelled vastly during the cause of her work and study, and her experience is portrayed through her warm personality and interactions with the people around her.