Wee Kiat Chia, Voice Instructor

Praised for his "rich and deep countertenor voice" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) with a "dramatic edge" (Herald-Tribune), U.S. based Malaysian countertenor Wee Kiat Chia brought virtual concert performances to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Germany amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wee Kiat collaborated with the Jesselton Philharmonic Orchestra Malaysia in their International Music Festival 2020. He was featured in a virtual Halloween Concert with Seaglass Theater Company that same year. He also appeared virtually with Jakarta Festival Chorus' Easter concert. While his tour to Germany was cancelled due to the pandemic, his performances with Bachfest Malaysia were featured by Bachfest Leipzig in their global virtual events.

Wee Kiat was the soloist for the West coast premiere of Matthew Aucoin's ​The Orphic Moment at the Music Academy of the West, as well as the Florida premiere with the enSRQ, both under the baton of the composer. He was a 2017 finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions New England Region, and in 2013 won first prize in the 8th Yin Qi Singing Competition in Malaysia.

Wee Kiat made his debut with Spot Pocket Opera Theatre in 2018. He participated in The Song Continues with Marilyn Horne at the Carnegie Hall in 2017, and joined the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar in 2016, where he worked with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, and composers Alan Smith and Tom Cipullo.​

A vocal instructor at Colby College, Dr. Chia achieved his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) at Boston University under the tutelage of Dr. Lynn Eustis. He has served

as vocal instructor with the International Christian Choral Conductor Society.

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