Susanna Saw

YCA Director


  • Master in Music Education (Choral Focus) with Distinction from Westminster Choir College, Rider University, U.S.A.
  • Bachelor of Music Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music, Australia.
  • Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music, Australia.
  • Australian Kodály Certificate Music Education Primary Classroom.
  • Australian Kodály Certificate Music Education Secondary Classroom.


  • Director and Founder of Young Choral Academy
  • Lecturer and Choir Director at Malaysian Institute of Art, and has led the M.I.A. Ladies Chorus to garner many gold awards from various international competitions
  • Lecturer and Choir Director at the University of Malaya (UM) and University of Technology MARA (UiTM)
  • Vice President of the International Kodály Society
  • Vice President of the Malaysian Association for Music Education (MAME)
  • Organizer of the 24th International Kodály Symposium in August 2019, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Working Committee for the Asia-Pacific Choral Council, under the auspices of the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM)
  • Executive Committee for Asian Choral Association
  • Member of the Advisory Board for CHORALSPACE
  • World Council Member for the INTERKULTUR Foundation, Germany
  • Jury Member and Speaker at various international choral festivals
Susanna is an active music educator promoting music and choral education in Malaysia. Having established the Young Choral Academy in 2007, she aims to provide choral lovers a venue to learn more about vocal and choral education. Besides that, she is an instrumental figure in bringing the Kodály Teachers’ Training Course to Malaysia to improve local standards of classroom music teaching. Throughout the years, she has been regularly invited to be a member of the jury for various competitions, and is also an active speaker at various music education events promoting effective music teaching in the 21st century.