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Americ Goh

Americ Goh studied composition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts under John Sharpley, Goh Toh Chai, and Leong Yoon Pin. He later furthered his composition studies under Gerd Kühr, Pierluigi Billone, and Peter Ablinger at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where he received his M.A. with distinction. He has attended composition masterclasses under Zygmunt Krauze, Georges Aperghis, and Beat Furrer. He is a humble recipient of the National Arts Council Arts Bursary (Overseas) from Singapore and the Musikförderungspreis der Stadt Graz.

Goh’s compositions are performed worldwide and were also broadcasted under the Austrian Radio Ö1 Zeit-Ton and Ö1 Konzert. His works are also heard in festivals such as the Musikprotokoll Graz, Loisiarte Festival, and the Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft (ÖGMw). He represented Singapore in the 1st Asia-Europe Music Camp Im’PULSE and was composer-in-residence for the Singapore Wind Symphony Percussion Ensemble.

Goh is actively involved with art songs and is co-founder of The Art Song Consortium. His songs are often performed and are included in the repertoire for international art song competitions such as Franz Schubert und der Moderne and the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. He also worked closely with choirs such as the Singapore Youth Choir and won first prize for mixed choir category and third prize for chamber choir category at the 3rd Choral Meeting of Giannitsa, Greece.

He is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. His choral arrangements are published under Carus-Verlag and most of his other compositions are published under Edition Immlein. His Zeitpfeil Nr. 2 was performed by Ensemble Reconsil and recorded under Orlando Records.

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