Aloysius Foong

Academics

Aloysius Foong

Lecturer, Theatre
Aloysius Foong
  • Master of Music (Distinction), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
  • BA(Hons) Music (First Class Honours), LASALLE College of the Arts

Aloysius started his classical music training at LASALLE where he was awarded the prestigious McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts as well as Bachelor of Arts (Classical Music Piano Performance) with First Class Honours. He later went on to Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK where he graduated with a Master of Music with Distinction and was awarded the MMUS Prize Award for Excellence in Academics. In 2012, Aloysius won the first prize in the Edward Brooks English Song Prize accompaniment category held in Birmingham. 

Aloysius is also a frequent repetiteur for opera productions such as Singapore Lyric Opera’s Carmen (2019), Le nozze di Figaro (2019), Aida (2018), L’elisir d’amore (2017), Turandot (2016), Pagliacci/ Gianni Schicchi – double bill (2015) and The Merry Widow (2014), Opera Viva’s The Flying Dutchman (2016), and Orchestra of Music Makers’ Hansel and Gretel (2017). He performs with choirs such as Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir and various school choirs. He has also served as musical director for opera company L’Arietta in Fantasy Cruise (2019), Singapore Trilogies (2018), Alice in Wonderland (2018), The Four Note Opera (2017), Purgatory (2017) and Zombie Operacalypse! (2016). 

Aloysius is also active in the musical theatre scene, having worked in several productions including Forbidden CityThe Last Five YearsOur Time – A Musical RevueA Chorus LineThe Great Wall – A Woman’s JourneyFun HomeThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeFiddler on the Roof and Aida for various theatre companies and arts organisations including Singapore Repertory Theatre, Pangdemonium and LASALLE College of the Arts.

Publications
  • The Beauty in 21st Century Contemporary Classical Music (2012). 
  • The Old in the New in Carl Vine’s Piano Sonata No. 1, Thesis for MMUS (Distinction) (2012). 
  • The Influence of Neo-Populism on Frederic Rzewski’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill BluesDissertation for BA (Hons) in Music (2010).
Awards
  • McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts (2010). 
  • MMUS Prize for Excellence in Academics (Masters) (2012).
  • Edward Brooks English Song Prize (1st Prize) (2012).
Research and Practice

  • Répétiteur, Bizet’s Carmen, Singapore Lyric Opera (2019). 
  • Music director/piano accompanist, An Artful Encounter with Kimberly Chan at Gateway Black Box (August 2019). 
  • Piano accompanist, Singapore International Choral Festival (2019). 
  • Music director/Répétiteur, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Singapore Lyric Opera (2019). 
  • Piano accompanist, How Far I’ll Go, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2019). 
  • Piano accompanist, SYF 2019 Arts Presentation (2019). 
  • Music director, Fantasy Cruise, L’Arietta (2019).
  • Répétiteur/keyboardist, Aida, LASALLE BA Musical Theatre Level 3 Show (2019). 
  • Music director/piano accompanist, Voice Pedagoy Conference – Operacalypse Now! (2019). 
  • Music director/pianist, The Evolution of Musical Theatre, LASALLE BA Musical Theatre Level 2 Show (2019). 
  • Pianist, Affectionate Melodies 2018, Musicians Society of Singapore (2018). 
  • Music director/pianist, Voices - A Festival of Song 2018 @Esplanade (2018). 
  • Music director, Fiddler on the Roof, LASALLE BA Musical Theatre Level 3 Show (2018). 
  • Music director/Répétiteur, Singapore Trilogy, L’Arietta (2018).
  • Music director/music arranger/pianist, This Joint is Jumpin’, LASALLE BA Musical Theatre Level 3 Show (2018). 
  • Music director/music arranger/pianist, The Last Five Years: A Gender Reversal (2018). 
  • Piano accompanist, Singapore Choral Festival (2018). 
  • Piano accompanist, Singapore International Choral Festival (2018). 
  • Piano accompanist, Can’t Stop This Feeling, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir, (2018). 
  • Music director/piano accompanist, Kopi for One Workshop Showcase, L’Arietta (2018). 
  • Pianist, Opera in the Park, Singapore Lyric Opera (2018). 
  • Répétiteur, Verdi’s Aida, Singapore Lyric Opera (2018). 
  • Piano accompanist, Vocal Vibes @ Esplanade Recital Studio, St. Gabriel’s Secondary School (2018). 
  • Piano accompanist, Catalogue of Flower Pt. One, ArtSongConsortium (2018).
  • Music director/piano accompanist, Alice in Wonderland, L’Arietta (2018). 
  • Music director/music arranger/piano accompanist, In Her Shoes Cabaret Show with Kimberly Chan (2018).
  • Piano accompanist, Kith n’ Kin, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2017).
  • Music director/keyboardist, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, LASALLE BA Musical Theatre Level 3 Show (2017). 
  • Music director/music arranger, Puratory, L’Arietta (2017).
  • Music director/music arranger/pianist, Cabaret Show @ Blu Jazz, LASALLE BA Level 2 Show (2017). 
  • Piano accompanist, Fun Home, Pangdemonium, (2017). 
  • Piano accompanist, Flight, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2017).
  • Piano accompanist, Opera in the Park, Singapore Lyric Opera (2017). 
  • Répétiteur, The Great Wall - One Woman’s Journey, Glowtape Productions (2017).
  • Répétiteur, Humperdincks’ Hânsel und Gretel, Orchestra of Music Makers (2017). 
  • Répétiteur, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Singapore Lyric Opera (2017). 
  • Keyboardist, A Chorus Line, LASALLE BA Musical Theatre Level 3 Show (2017). 
  • Music director/piano accompanist, The Four Note Opera, L’Arietta (2017). 
  • Piano accompanist, SYF 2017 Arts Presentation (2017). 
  • Piano accompanist, The Human Seasons, ArtSongConsortium (2017).
  • Piano accompanist, Cantus 2016, Schola Cantorum and Natus Cantorum (2016). 
  • Piano accompanist, Believe, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2016). 
  • Piano accompanist, Octoburst! Children’s Festival (2016). 
  • Music director/piano accompanist, Zombie Operacalypse!, L’Arietta (2016). 
  • Répétiteur, Singapore Lyric Opera Asean Vocal Competition 2016, (2016). 
  • Répétiteur, Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, Operaviva (2016). 
  • Music director/piano accompanist, Operetta! - Topsy Turvy, LASALLE BA Musical Theatre Level 2 Show (2016).
  • Répétiteur, Puccini’s Turandot, Singapore Lyric Opera (2016). 
  • Piano accompanist, Happy and Free, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2016). 
  • Piano accompanist, Opera in the Park, Singapore Lyric Opera (2016). 
  • Piano accompanist, SYF 2016 Arts Presentation (2016).
  • Répétiteur/piano accompanist, A Musical Affair with Kimberly Chan @ Esplanade (2018). 
  • Piano accompanist, Children’s Festival @Gardens by the Bay (2016). 
  • Piano accompanist, Piano Voyage II, LASALLE College of the Arts (2016). 
  • Pianist, Aloysius Foong & Megaria Halim Piano Duo, Lunchtime Concert Series at LASALLE College of the Arts (2016).
  • Piano accompanist, Winter Wonderland, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2015). 
  • Pianist, Allan Fuller & Aloysius Foong Piano Duo, Steinway Gallery Singapore (2015). 
  • Pianist, Allan Fuller & Aloysius Foong Piano Duo, Lunchtime Concert Series at LASALLE College of the Arts (2015). 
  • Piano accompanist, Singapore International Festival of Music, Schola Cantorum (2015). 
  • Music director/répétiteur/piano accompanist, Tanglin Tree Cantata *Commission (2015). 
  • Répétiteur, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci & Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Singapore Lyric Opera (2015). 
  • Piano accompanist, Singapore International Choral Festival (2015).
  • Piano accompanist, SG50 Concert @Victoria Concert Hall, Hua Xing Choir Society (2015). 
  • Piano accompanist, Our Stars and Moon, My Red and White, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2015). 
  • Piano accompanist, Charis Singers @ Victoria Concert Hall (2015). 
  • Pianist, Akustic II (2015).
  • Music director, Our Time: A Music Revue, Yellowchair Productions (2014). 
  • Piano accompanist, All Things Bright & Beautiful, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir (2014). 
  • Répétiteur, Lehar’s The Merry Widow, Singapore Lyric Opera (2014). 
  • Pianist, George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Concert, Temasek Secondary Band (2014). 
  • Piano accompanist, New Horizons Concert (2014).