Dr. Christine Tan

Dr. Christine Tan Yunn Bing is a native of Melaka, Malaysia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Pedagogy from Western Illinois University(WIU), a Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from West Virginia University(WVU), under the tutelage of Dr. Christine Kefferstan. While in the U.S., Christine was awarded the Music Teacher National Association Student Achievement Recognition Award.

As a performer, she had actively participated in concerts as part of the Community Music Program, WVU Collegiate Chapter of Music Teacher National Association (MTNA), as well as concerts in benefit of the Heritage Point Retirement Community. Christine was also invited to perform duo-piano recitals in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan. In 2013, she was again invited to give a two-piano lecture recital at National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan.

Since her return to Malaysia, she has been pursuing an active teaching career. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Music, UCSI University, Malaysia. Her students have won several awards in competitions held locally and overseas. These included the Roland Piano Festival, Indonesia Open Piano Competition, and the Malaysian Youth Orchestra Foundation (MYOF).

Apart from playing an active role as a faculty member at the Institute of Music, UCSI University, Christine is a well-sought-after adjudicator for piano competitions and examinations, as well as a clinician who has given piano pedagogy workshops in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Her experiences in judging competitions included the Kota Kinabalu Music Festival, MYOF, EuroAsia Festival, and Asia Piano Competition. She was appointed as one of the Masterclass Panelists for the Malaysian Piano Competition organized by the Euroasia Association of Performing Arts for 2018 and 2019. For tertiary-level judging, Christine has been appointed as an External Examiner for the Faculty of Music at University Technology MARA and the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (known as ASWARA) in Malaysia. As a clinician, she was invited by Trinity College London in Malaysia in 2019 to be one of the guest speakers for their conference as well as to give several seminars on the “Understanding Performance” series for the new launching of their performance diploma levels. In 2021, she again was invited as one of the webinar guest speakers by Persatuan Pusat Muzik Dan Guru Muzik Malaysia to present a workshop at their conference. In 2021, Christine also has been appointed by POCO Studio from Malaysia to be one of the piano pedagogy trainers to provide a series of short courses in the area of piano pedagogy to piano teachers in Malaysia and Singapore. Recently, She was invited by Fingerßmart from Singapore to give a series of workshops on contemporary piano repertoire for piano teachers.