Emmy-Nominated Hollywood Composer joins Songbird Music Academy
Songbird Music Academy is thrilled to announce that the incredible Emmy-Nominated Hollywood Composer, Dr. Joseph Curiale will be joining the Songbird team to revolutionize music education for children in Singapore.
With a successful 30 years in Hollywood as a composer and producer of music for film, TV, and popular recordings, a current and thriving career in concert music, and a PhD aimed at revolutionizing music education, Dr. Curiale will provide unmatched experience and leadership in shaping the direction of the company.
"I’m very excited to be joining Songbird Music Academy," says Curiale. "I seek to help provide the talented youth in Singapore with multifaceted creative and developmental skills whose principles can later be successfully applied to any endeavor in life. Our philosophical focus is a 100% dedication to creativity, composing, improvisation, and arranging as foundational skills for our students instead of rote memorization. Students will find this incredibly fun and it will give them the best opportunities to express themselves in music. I support Songbird’s founder, Nikhil Hogan, and his innovative and revolutionary vision to establish a new paradigm that is poised to change the landscape of music education and develop the next generation of local educators."
"Dr. Joseph Curiale is one of the finest musicians around today," says Songbird Music Academy founder Nikhil Hogan. "In popular music he has worked with the biggest names such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and countless others. In jazz, he regularly works with the finest musicians in New York and Hollywood, and has worked on massive TV shows such as the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for years. In classical music, he has composed some of the most popular contemporary classical compositions on NPR Classical radio such as "Joy" and "Call of the Mountain" from his Awakening album that he conducted with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has spectacular credentials in music education, holding a PhD in music composition and having taught at 3 tier one US Universities. It shows our commitment to parents that Songbird is about the quality of the teachers and the quality of our instruction. We are focused on bringing back creativity to music education in the form of composition, improvisation and arranging with concepts such as the revolutionary rediscovered classical pedagogy, Partimento. Dr. Curiale will contribute invaluable guidance in developing our program to providing parents in Singapore a completely new, fun, creative and effective approach for their children to learn music."
Songbird Music Academy will be opening it's first Singapore location in 2020.